All Apologies: If This Wasn’t Obama’s First Rodeo, It’ll Certainly Be His Last SHARE: Tweet “It wasn’t clean; it wasn’t fun. It was awful; it was sickening. It was racist.” –Rodeo spectator Perry Beam Rodeo officials are backpedaling like a wounded cowboy after a clown dressed in a Barack Obama mask taunted a bull at the Missouri State Fair bull riding competition on Saturday night. “We’re going to smoke Obama, man,” the announcer declared. Watch this nonsense: “The Sport of Rodeo is not meant to be a political platform. We are taking measures by training and educating our contract acts to prevent anything like this from ever happening again,” the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association stated in an apology. Sure, now you think it’s a bad idea. AP Photo/Jameson Hsieh Maybe his first, but this will definitely be Obama’s last rodeo. MOST RECENT BY Slade Sohmer:Bad Words: Manchild Jason Bateman Forces His Way Into a Kids' Spelling BeeMountain Goats Escape an Avalanche by the Hairs on Their Chinny Chin ChinsU.S. President Shakes Hands With Commie Dictator (Not a Repeat From 1972) Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.