President Obama has been on a trip to Alaska this week hoping to highlight some of the effects of climate change that are taking a toll on our northernmost state. It’s a very serious, and a worthwhile message, to be clear, and one worth talking about, but, sadly, nowhere near as funny as one minor incident that transpired. On a beach in Dillingham, Alaska, Obama was handling a salmon, when it jizzed all over his feet.
He was, as you might expect, somewhat surprised.
“Uh-oh. What happened there?” Obama asked. “Did you see that?”
The president told reporters that the fish he was holding was “spawning” and that he had gotten something on his shoe.
“Generally you don’t want fish spawning on your feet,” Obama said. “He said he was happy to see me.”
The president went on to say all sorts of things about how crucial it is that we preserve areas like this fishery, and addressed the issue of drilling for oil in the Arctic, which you can read all about on other, more mature and serious websites than this one.