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Friday, May 28, 2010

Stupid Politican Tricks

was watching clips of Obama's press conference - I missed the actual press conference, so have to rely on clips ... interesting bits:
" ... My job right now is just to make sure that everybody in the Gulf understands this is what I wake up to in the morning, and this is what I go to bed at night thinking about ... "
How nice - now how about DOING something. Your JOB, Mr. President, is to DO something not go golfing!

Kind of reminds me of this video:


Wait - there's more:
" ... when I woke up this morning, and I'm shaving and my daughter, Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and says 'have you plugged the hole yet, daddy?' ..."
Yes - apparently it takes the nudging of a 12 yr old to finally get him to talk about it. Wonder if she is another of his Czars?? crisis czar, maybe? You have to wonder if the only reason its on his mind 'first thing in the morning' or night is because his own kids keep asking when he's gonna do something about it.

Not done: " ... but there shouldn't be any confusion here, the Federal government is fully engaged. And I'm fully engaged ... " Engaged in what? Was that during the two photo sessions you had with sports teams? maybe during your basketball games? how about the, at least two, rounds of golf you've played? During lunch with Bill Clinton? How about the 4 fundraisers in CA for Barbara Boxer? yes that was 4 fundraisers in 4 different cities all the way over on the other side of the country - and he didn't once fly over the Gulf region.

Now before you think that it is just Republicans/Conservatives who are making 'political hay' out of Obama's wish-washiness over this disaster -- members of his own party are jumping on the blame game now too (probably trying to save their political butts).

Yesterday Corvell (major Democratic strategist, the bald guy with the sunglasses with the heavy Cajun accent) lambasted him on both talk radio & national tv talk shows.

Today there is word that Sen Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is saying that Obama will pay a political price for his lack of visibility in this disaster. But I'm guessing it probably won't be as bad as George W. paid because of response to Katrina ... even though both have had to deal with red-tape to enact something = GW couldn't do anything until LA gov asked for help and she in turn couldn't do anything until she got the call from the N.O. mayor (who for some reason couldn't get a call into her, but could get to the radio & TV stations, amazing) ... BO has to follow the guidelines set after the Exxon Valdez spill, which congress passed back then, which basically says that the US gov needs to let the oil companies handle it because they are the ones who are supposed to know what to do and have a plan in place just-in-case something like that happens (that was kind of a stupid thing to rely on, huh?)

But we will have to see how this all works out in the long run -- I'm thinking we probably will not see a second term by Obama ... not if the race were held today at least.

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