President Elect Obama, tried to get a laugh from adoring reporters but ended up the butt of his joke - well to those who weren't in the same league of ignorance as him.
Obama made a lame reference to Nancy Reagan running seances in whitehouse.
Unfortunately, no such event occured - it was in fact another media favorite who ran those seances - yes, Hillary Clinton herself, wife of the left coast's darling southerner.
Nancy Reagan at the time, was recovering from a broken hip bone and chose to not comment.
Hillary Clinton, biding her time, waiting in the wings for a post in the new cabinet, kept a stunned silence, wondering how and why she lost the nomination.
Several reporters nationwide meanwhile, elated from the victory they engineered, failed to nail the facts.
Meanwhile, to hordes of ignoramuses, a new urban legend of Nancy Reagan was born.