Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Denver, CO – February 17th - As President Barack Obama was about to sign the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law on Monday in Denver, an abrupt sneeze soiled the 1,100 page report, delaying its signing by at least a day, according to the Non-Associated Press.
The sneeze came on quite suddenly, reported White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "There was no time for him to react and cover his nose. You could hear it echo through the halls." The President signed the stimulus package at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Though it has been reported by various other sources that the sneeze was so explosive that mucus covered a significant portion of the page, Gibbs would not confirm that.
The President was notably embarassed, said another White House source.
There was no indication whether President Obama was dealing with the effects of a cold, or if it was just allergies. In a statement under Oath of Embellishment, White House Presidential Action Analyst Doug McDougal said it appeared to just be a random sneeze,.
Sources from the Capital Congressional Bill Printing Office say that the replacement package should be fully collated and on the President's desk by tomorrow morning.