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By way of Michael D. Shear
AUSTIN — If President Obama loses his reelection bid in 2012, possibly he can in finding some paintings as a humorist.

At a fundraiser right here, he trotted out his newest shaggy dog story, chuckling as he instructed it. The punch line got here after his same old tale about refusing to present Republicans again the keys to the economic system as a result of they drove it right into a ditch.

Talking of vehicles, he stated: “You wish to have to head ahead, what do you do? You set it in ‘D.’ While you pass backward, what do you do? You set it in ‘R.'”

Then, with every other snicker, he added: “I am simply sayin’ that isn’t a twist of fate.”

If Obama quits his day activity, he may wish to credit score his pal, Democratic Gov. Chet Culver of Iowa, who it seems that got here up with the quip a couple of months in the past.

In keeping with Yahoo Information, the governor joked in mid-Might that “all you wish to have to learn about who to vote for you discovered in motive force’s ed: Put the state in ‘D’ [Democrat] to head ahead or in ‘R’ [Republican] to head backwards.”

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