Skip to comments.The Post-Inaugural Hangover
Posted on 02/03/2009 6:39:39 AM PST by Titmouse
Basking in the adulatory afterglow, our new president savored a cigarette and crossed his Nike high-tops on the Resolute Desk, while crews in coveralls stabbed 130 tons of trash into black plastic bags.
Two weeks downstream of the Obamagasm on the Mall, Barack has decided to cut the White House staff some slack: He relaxed the dress code, for starters. According to The New York Times Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Obama shows up for work around 9 a.m. two hours later than Bush and the Oval Office coat-and-tie rule is history.
Who slips into a suit after shooting hoops?
According to Stolberg, the Hipster in Chief has cranked up the Oval Office thermostat, too; with all those windows, and no suit coat, 68 degrees feels chilly, plus, Al Gore might swing by after entertaining the Senate with calls for decisive action and The Guru likes it warm, too.
(Excerpt) Read more at aspentimes.com ...
“So far, she seems to be winning the tug-o’-war.”
I dunno. Americans aren’t liking her pork-laden bill for righting the economy. Luckily for us, they’re so clueless that both will be equally loathed come 2010. :)
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.
“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.
Prolly a good idea, being as he may well be run out of town before his term is over.
Heck, I started seriously loathing them over 3 hours ago at 1700.
bump for later
Uhhhhh...did we not hear something during campaigning that Zer0 would work 24/7????
Obama runs things. The Obama-Pelosi “tug of war” is just a good cop/bad cop riff to fool the public. Obama is above the fray. Anything that goes wrong is someone else’s fault. The good parts of the stimulus bill belong to Obama, the “bad parts” to Pelosi.
I think you are exactly right.
And the Republicans are too cowed by Obama’s approval ratings to take him on, directly, so they direct their criticisms at the legislation and Pelosi, instead of taking Obama to task for his lack of leadership.
I had completely forgotten about the “thermostat/SUV” quote during the campaign. What a friggin’ hypocrite!
I think he’s working, overtime, trying to find cabinet appointees that haven’t either cheated on their taxes or taken bribes.
Last night Carl Rove predicted that this bill will pass, probably after it’s made even worse in the Senate.
This article is reminding me of the MSM article complaining about the stinky plane....
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