White House, Press Corps Cover up Obama's 'Alex de Tocqueville' Gaffe

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:14 AM

President Barack Obama, supposedly the smartest man ever to hold the office and often described as a "professor" of constitutional law, described one of the most important political thinkers of the past three hundred years as "Alex" de Tocqueville yesterday in a joint press conference with the French president.

The press failed to notice. Worse, as Neil Munro of the Daily Caller points out, the White House edited the official transcript of the event to make it appear as though President Obama had referred (correctly) to "Alexis" de Tocqueville. Had George W. Bush made the same error, it would have been a punch line for weeks.