LENO: You mentioned infrastructure. Why is that a partisan issue? I live in a town, the bridge is falling apart, itâ€™s not safe. How does that become Republican or Democrat? How do you not just fix the bridge? (Laughter and applause.)
THE PRESIDENT: I donâ€™t know. As you know, for the last three years, Iâ€™ve said, letâ€™s work together. Letâ€™s find a financing mechanism and letâ€™s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports. [You know], the Panama [Canal] is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in. Now, that will be finished in 2015. If we donâ€™t deepen our ports all along the Gulf â€” places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida â€” if we donâ€™t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And weâ€™ll lose jobs. Businesses wonâ€™t locate here.
I guess this has to do with studying elementary school geography in Indonesia. Can you imagine what the MSM would do to George W. Bush if he produced this kind of howler?