The Barack Obama Official Friday Afternoon News Dump (BOOFAND) strikes again!
Surely, Barack Obama knew for a long time that several Guantanamo prisoners would get expensive, tell-the-world-that-Bush-tortured “O.J.”-type trials in New York City. When is that information finally released? On a Friday, of course! And when the president is in Asia. Bonus!
Glenn Beck leaked almost two weeks ago that Mau-lover Anita Dunn’s husband, Bob Bauer, would replace Greg Craig as White House counsel. When is that information finally released? Same BOOFAND!
When was it announced that Lawrence Summers, director of the President’s National Economic Council, earned millions from hedge funds and TARP recipients? April BOOFAND!
When was it announced that White House military liaison Louis Calders (of NYC “Scare Force One” infamy) would get canned? May BOOFAND!
When was it announced that the Uighers aren’t coming to the U.S.? May BOOFAND!
When was it announced that there will be military commission trials for captured terrorists? May BOOFAND!
When was it announced that Barack Obama will hold Guantanamo prisoners just as Bush did? June BOOFAND!
When was it announced that restrictions will be loosened on officials discussing stimulus-related policy with lobbyists? July BOOFAND!
When were “Scare Force One” documents finally released, complying with numerous FOIA requests? August BOOFAND!
When did the Office of Management and Budget leak the news that the administration’s ten-year estimate of budget deficits was being raised from $7 trillion to $9 trillion? August BOOFAND!
When did communist “green jobs czar” Van Jones resign? September BOOFAND! (Actually, midnight Saturday on the three-day Labor Day weekend. Even better timing!)
When was it announced that Obama will give yet another gift to his labor friends and impose prohibitive tariffs on imports of Chinese automobile and light truck tires? September BOOFAND!
When was it announced that GITMO will not close within one year? September BOOFAND!
When was it announced that the cap-and-trade bill could cost at least $300 billion annually? September BOOFAND!
When was it announced that Tim Geither’s Treasury Department admitted to lying to congress, stonewalling and misplacing all that taxpayer money that went out with the TARP? October BOOFAND!
When were the bad economic numbers from the “stimulus” package released? October BOOFAND!
When were the White House visitor logs finally released? October BOOFAND!
A short October 16th NRO piece by Jonah Goldberg is titled “Transparency and the Friday Bad News Dump.”
Yesterday’s big news dumps of Attorney General Eric Holder’s new “Hate America” show trials in New York and the new White House counsel–all while President Obama is in Asia–reached new BOOFAND levels of genius.
If everyone is expecting a BOOFAND every Friday, though, what’s the surprise?