Thursday, February 12, 2009
But I thought the Anointed One was a gifted speaker . . .
Barack Obama Prescreens Reporters at Press-Conference - WSJ.com: "About half-way through President Obama's press conference Monday night, he had an unscripted question of his own. 'All, Chuck Todd,' the President said, referring to NBC's White House correspondent. 'Where's Chuck?' He had the same strange question about Fox News's Major Garrett: 'Where's Major?'
The problem wasn't the lighting in the East Room. The President was running down a list of reporters preselected to ask questions. The White House had decided in advance who would be allowed to question the President and who was left out."
Funnily enough, my wife and I discussed this Monday night during his speech. This was after, of course, my lovely, patient wife, for the first time in her life, yelled at the television during a political speech.
This President is an empty suit. It is terrifying to think of the damage he can do to this country, either through volitional actions or through ignorance of any need to undertake particular actions.
In his first three weeks of office, he has (a) indicated a willingness to close down the Guatanamo Bay Detention Facility, forcing us to either try the detainees in criminal courts (which is unprecedented in our history and would require the detainees receive all the constitutional protections of any criminal defendant) or let them go to attack us again; (b) signed off on the largest transfer of wealth in world history; and (c) signed off on legislation that socializes a portion of the healthcare industry.
God help us all.