Skip to comments.Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown
Posted on 03/08/2009 5:27:07 AM PDT by TexasCajun
Barack Obama's offhand approach to Gordon Brown's Washington visit last week came about because the president was facing exhaustion over America's economic crisis and is unable to focus on foreign affairs, the Sunday Telegraph has been told
Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.
British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.
But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.
Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.
A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama's inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to "even fake an interest in foreign policy".
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My first biggest fear - President Biden
My next really biggest fear - President Pelosi!!!!
I love the way they wrote that article, and you may be right about the DVD’s. What a stupid thing to give Brown. I doubt if he has the time or desirer to watch a bunch of stupid hollywood garbage. Obama should resign.
Apparently “The 0-rifice” wasn’t too tired to party down and have expensive Kobe beef.
“...new president is not getting enough rest...”
Poor baby! wah wah wah
And he only has Rahmbo to help him. He ought to be losing lots of sleep. He appears to have reached the top of his abilities.
The only thing he can do well is read a teleprompter. And those are speeches created by speech writers. They don’t have much to do with reality. IMO
Children need their naps. Poor little thing!
You cant fake something you have no understanding ...
Russia helps Iran get nukes
Russia invades Georgia
Russia supports Chavez et al.
Russia squeezes Ukraine
Russia cuts off gas to Europe
Obama and Hillary give Russia a “reset” button...YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most likely it is an after the fact made up story to counter a reasonably liberal paper’s stinging criticism (likethe Gore weak bladder).
If it is true then they are admitting that Obama is not up to the job (and the media ridiculed cat naps of the oldewr Persident Reagan are far more needed by Obama than they were by Reagan).
Irresponsible and dangerous of Obama either way.
After all, he’s not Stevie Wonder, y’know.....
Yes - not only gathering his thoughts, but remaining calm so that the kids and the entire school were not set into panic/alarm mode.
President Bush was the epitome of darned if you do, darned if you don’t. Frankly, I miss him.
he’s such a martyr
Our last real journalist was Russell Baker, who won the Pulitzer Prize for autobiography in 1982. Baker credited his writing style to having read the reporting of UK newspapers.
This is truly an insult to our greatest and staunchest ally.
Perhaps Obama should have spent a little more time actually *working* as a senator (rather than voting “present” so often), before running for an office where the Peter Principle is so clearly defined by his presidency.
Too late now.
I feel like writing a letter to the British newspapers apologizing for the lack of respect that baboon in the WH has for anything and anyone who does not bolster his image.
Sure, there were times that you wondered if Pres. Bush was not going to be able to complete the thought while speaking but he always did and one thing for sure, compared to this ZERO, he was a giant in dignity and manners and let's make sure we add Laura Bush to those kudos also!
Oh goodie. Not only is Obama folding under the pressure, since he's unqualified, but he's going through nicotine withdrawal too. That'll make him real cool in crisis.
We are so screwed.
“So, does this mean if terrorists attack us, he won’t be able to handle it?”
-Apparently not if he’s tired after yet ANOTHER White house party.
BO picked the wrong people to piss off.
They said the office of President had gotten to big for any one man during the Carter era.
Reagan changed that. :)
Now they’re already saying it again......