I’m advised Matt doesn’t say the president said “keister.” Well, that’s good to know. But he didn’t say “a**” around me either.
My apologies for the confusion.
As for “twinkled”: I think it’s safe to say most people won’t read the passage as attentively as Peter did and will gloss over that word, especially since the media are giving the impression that the president didn’t know who Palin was.
That’s how the media world works, unfortunately. But since I was there, I will try to do my part to stamp out myths before they gain traction.