President Obama Praises the "Infectious Enthusiasm" of Magic Johnson at Lakers Visit to the White House - Video 1/25/10
Here is video of President Obama speaking today at the White House as he welcomed the Los Angeles Lakers in honor of their winning the NBA Championship last June. Former Laker great Magic Johnson was present, and Obama had some words for him. Obama was trying to praise Johnson, and wanted to speak of his tremendous enthusiasm that made him such a leader. But the man many dub the "Great Communicator" of our time instead described the "infectious enthusiasm" of Johnson. That might not be the best choice of words.
This may explain why Obama uses a teleprompter more than any other President. Imagine if President Bush had done this?
NOTE: For those who may not know, Magic Johnson announced in 1991 that he was HIV Positive.