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A 'Wait Wait' Exclusive: Obama Apologizes

Sen. Barack Obama is a popular guy, but Nick Lovelady, a reporter for the Henry Daily Herald in Henry County Ga., really doesn't like him.

The ironically named Lovelady says he was trying to impress an attractive female news intern, and doing a pretty good job of it, if he says so himself, when he arose to ask Obama a question at a press conference. But Obama mistook him for a student journalist, and then explained: "You have such a baby face." Everybody laughed, including the intern, and that was the last Lovelady ever heard from her.

In a Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me exclusive, you can hear tape of Obama, Democrat of Illinois, reaching out to the reporter in question.