Boston Herald shut out of press pool.
Let us set the scenario. On March 8, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed for the Boston Herald. Title: “Obama Misery Index hits a record high:” it’s about jobs, unemployment, and how this is lousy at encouraging the former and good at encouraging the latter. The Boston Herald decides to put said op-ed on the front page. Again: former governor. The Boston Herald | Read More »
Mort Zuckerman dismisses Obama.
Ouch. Obama clearly wishes to do good and means well. As I’ve mentioned in the past, that’s pretty much the worst thing that you can say about a person in English. It’s what you fall back on when you can’t credibly claim competence or experience for somebody. Via Riehl World View. Read the whole thing, although with a title like “World Sees Obama as Incompetent | Read More »
The Great Obama/GSTV Ad Buy Disaster
OK, let’s walk through this. Mistake #1: On Wednesday morning, the Obama campaign announced its new salvo in the energy debate. This one was going to be a deal-changer; IMMEDIATE, UNLIMITED DRILLING… HAH! I kid. No, they announced that they were going to do an ad run on Gas Station TV. If you’re wondering who they are: it’s a company that puts up televisions in | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Priority list.
Currently, it’s like this: 1). Visit wounded soldiers at Landstuhl. Make campaign speech at German Victory Column in Berlin*. 2). Visit wounded soldiers at Landstuhl. Take the evening off to go see Berlin. 3). Visit wounded soldiers at Landstuhl. Bask in the tepid, languid adoration of Paris. 4). Visit wounded soldiers at Landstuhl. Get his Presidential transition team going. I could live with #1 and | Read More »
Time for another translation from Obamese.
Today’s I’m-sorry,-what? comes to us from his speech in Israel: A bit of surprise, that, considering that the US Senate Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs doesn’t number him among their members. I can only conclude that he decided that his bill – The Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2007, which he co-sponsored (along with a mere 15% of the Senate) – was enough | Read More »
How do you know when you’re being petty?
When the Huffington Post calls your behavior towards a news magazine petty. Even if you are a Democrat that’s foursquare against the war despite all rhyme, evidence, and reason. Calibrate accordingly.
Every Monday is Bravado Day, Here In ObamaWorld!
It’s largely unnecessary, but I appreciate it anyway. Today’s amusing little not-ready-for-prime-time comes to us via Ben Smith of Politico, who got forwarded to him – by a reporter who went to reporter school, and everything! – some helpful suggestions by the Obama campaign: Reporters traveling overseas with Sen. Barack Obama were thrown a bit of curve last week when the campaign emailed a “dress | Read More »
Speech about Afghanistan? Sure! Boring scutwork about Afghanistan? Not so much!
Nice enough, if you have the patience to have someone urinate on your leg and call it rain for an extended length of time – I gave up at about the point where Obama started in on how no political progress has been made in Iraq – but a little presumptuous of the junior Senator from Illinois, don’t you think? After all… wait, let me | Read More »