Politicians are notoriously bad comedians. They're equipped for platitudes and the occasional inspirational speech. Telling jokes? Not so much. But multi-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who hasn't yet announced he's running again in 2016, is trying this joke on the road right now as a burn on President Obama. Somehow, he lumped Phil Mickelson into this one, as told in full:
President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn't have his ID. And the teller said you've got to prove who you are.
He said, "How should I do that?" She said the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn't have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. They cashed his check.
And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn't have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet– hit it onto that target time. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.
And she said to him, "Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?" And [Obama] said, "I don't have a clue."
And she said, "Well, Mr. President, do you want your money in small bills or large bills."
Yeah, that's pretty terrible. That's the kind of joke your uncle forwards to you with a bunch of silly GIFs.
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Via the National Journal