It must be pretty embarrassing for people in the media to say President Obama’s name when they mean Osama bin Laden, even though there’s a physiological reason for it. But Regis Philbin took the humiliation factor to a whole new level Monday when referring to a newspaper cover about a certain medication that bin Laden was reportedly using.
“Look who else is taking Viagra. . . . Yeah, Obama,” Philbin said on Monday’s “Live! With Regis and Kelly.” Looking particularly peeved, Kelly Ripa corrected him. Philbin, a little red-faced, tried to set it straight: “Obama. No, no! Osama! Osama! Excuse me, Mr. President. I'm sorry.” Don’t worry Reg, you’re definitely not the only one.