In a recent interview, President Obama meant to say that tearing apart Paul Ryan's budget right in front of him was a mistake. What he said instead was this:
"I'll go ahead and say it – I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there."
To be fair to the president, have you read Patriot Games? If I thought I'd somehow wronged Jack Ryan, I'd apologize to him first too.
(Barack Obama, Paul Ryan)