Friday, January 23, 2009

The Big O stares 'em down

Mr. Obama got another dose last night of what it's like to be President, and apparently didn't much care for it:

President Obama paid a surprise visit to members of the White House press corps Thursday evening when he walked through their working area of the West Wing, but he quickly became agitated when he was confronted with a question by one of the journalists.

According to reports, when the Politico's Jonathan Martin asked the president about his nominee for deputy secretary of defense, William Lynn, Obama refused to answer, saying he was not there to take questions.

Welcome to the kitchen. Hot enough for you? If it isn't, just do this a few more times and it will be.

The Big O seems to forget two things. First is that the media was in the tank for him and they're convinced that it was they who got him elected. From their viewpoint, he owes them and they want to collect. Second is that as President of the United States, you're always on duty, and you're fair game for questions any time they can shout one in your general direction.

I guess he's never noticed that all Presidents look about 20 years older when they leave office. You can account for 4 or 8 years of that easily, but that other decade is just wear and tear from the job. Get used to it, Messianic One.

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