President Obama's News Conference, the Press, and Softball
I can honestly say I am the stupider for having watched the President's news conference, it was painful, dreary, and tedious. Believe it or not I was actually sympathetic for the man, he looked nervous and was obviously, not in control. Guess cause there wasn't a script or a teleprompter.
The two highlights for me were Obama's dodging of Major Garrett's question about Joe the Gaffemeister's statement of a 30% chance probability of failure, concerning some unknown discussion he and the President had, to Helen Thomas's statement, "the so called terrorists" in Pakistan. Has anyone let her know that this isn't the Roosevelt administration? I am talking about Teddy.
With something like 12-13 very SOFT questions, 165 "uh's," and looking like he was getting ready to urinate on himself, the President's sale of of himself and the stimulus was about a 4.5 on a scale of 1-to-10. What happened to the gifted orator, the modern day Winston Churchill? I guess its hard to sell lies, even if you are a lawyer.
Stay tuned for more exciting analysis as the transcripts of the conference become available. I wonder if they are going to cut out the uh's.
Photo credit to Doug Mills/ The New York Times