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White House: Swine Flu Briefing Not a Deflection From Obama Golf Outing
FOXNews.com ^ | Sunday, April 26, 2009 | Major Garrett and Sharon Kehnemui

Posted on 04/26/2009 1:42:45 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000

WASHINGTON -- President Obama went golfing and the Department of Health and Human Services is short a secretary, so other U.S. officials took the controls Sunday as the Obama administration ramps up efforts to find and isolate U.S. cases of swine flu.

During a White House briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that HHS will issue a public health emergency warning that will free up resources to address the outbreak that has hit 20 Americans in five states.

Richard Besser, acting head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the agency is prepared to move millions of doses of the U.S. anti-virus stockpile to areas of early and potential outbreaks.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: besser; bho44; bhocdc; bush; democrats; golf; hypocrites; liberals; mexicanflu; mexiflu; obama; patientzero; present; swineflu; vacation
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1 posted on 04/26/2009 1:42:45 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: TaxPayer2000

More and more like another Tom Clancy novel.


2 posted on 04/26/2009 1:44:04 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: TaxPayer2000
If I recall, the left went looney when Bush went golfing while our economy went down the tubes. Now Obama is out on a golf outing in the middle of an epidemic and the media is silent.

Go figure, liberals are such hypocrites.

3 posted on 04/26/2009 1:45:41 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Oh, that’s a good idea. 100 days in office and we still don’t have an HHS person. Put Napolitano up in front of the press again. she did so well last time. /s


4 posted on 04/26/2009 1:46:13 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: neodad
More and more like another Tom Clancy novel.

Tom deserves more respect than that.

5 posted on 04/26/2009 1:46:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: TaxPayer2000

The big question is: Does Obama lie about his score and cheat as much as Bill Clinton? (Cheat at golf, that is...)


6 posted on 04/26/2009 1:46:24 PM PDT by TommyDale (National Crime Victims' Rights Week: April 26 - May 2, 2009)
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To: TommyDale

Didn’t he bowl something like a 36 during the campaign?


7 posted on 04/26/2009 1:48:49 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: TaxPayer2000

Paging any democrat willing to work for the Messiah as Secretary of Health and Human Services who has paid their taxes. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.


8 posted on 04/26/2009 1:50:01 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: TaxPayer2000

What is the problem? After 18 holes and a couple of gin tonics, Obama will still have plenty of time to appoint a health secretary to deal with this flu pandemic before the White House dinner party tonight. Give him a break.


9 posted on 04/26/2009 1:50:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: TaxPayer2000

I’ve heard that during the Eisenhower administration there was a cartoon in the New Yorker than showed Eisenhower playing golf. Someone from his party was speaking to the people playing the next hole. He was saying. “They just bombed New York. Do you mind if we play through?”


10 posted on 04/26/2009 1:51:33 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: TaxPayer2000

golf?

Did he call the President of Mehico from the 9th tee?


11 posted on 04/26/2009 1:54:09 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I wonder if the people he shook hands with on the golf course know he has been exposed.


12 posted on 04/26/2009 1:54:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: silverleaf

13 posted on 04/26/2009 1:56:12 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Yup, little o was not bothered, because he is COOOOOOOL. Or perhaps it is brain-dead.


14 posted on 04/26/2009 2:08:10 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Why is Janet Napolitano speaking about public health issues? Was there nobody at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention willing to spew the administrations’ mantra that all was OK and this is no reason to stop the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the border?

What’s next, Hillary telling us that this is our punishment for the flow of guns to Mexico from American gun shows?


15 posted on 04/26/2009 2:10:28 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: TaxPayer2000

Will the African American community get on Obama’s case for playing a game traditionally played by European Americans? The media used to bash Papa Bush for playing golf all the time. Or does he get a pass for using a European American caddy?


16 posted on 04/26/2009 2:13:14 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: TaxPayer2000
Who are they kidding? First they say they aren't testing visitors, now they say they are questioning visitors. They haven't a clue what to do.

Inexperienced morons.

17 posted on 04/26/2009 2:13:32 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Amateur Hour


18 posted on 04/26/2009 2:14:58 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: brewcrew
Paging any democrat willing to work for the Messiah as Secretary of Health and Human Services who has paid their taxes. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.

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Carnack retired with the passing of Johnny Carson. Plus I think Johnny was a Republican.

19 posted on 04/26/2009 2:19:17 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Good lord! Is that...that 'person' in white a broad with her hair tucked up inside her cap, or it that Obama?

20 posted on 04/26/2009 2:23:32 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: keats5
Put Napolitano up in front of the press again. she did so well last time. /s

Wouldn't be too surprised if she tried to blame the Canadians for the flu outbreak too.

21 posted on 04/26/2009 2:34:05 PM PDT by eggman (Obama's Spread the Wealth will work just as well as Spread the Liabilities (sub-prime mortgages))
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To: yankeedame

Is that a clear teleprompter on his cart?


22 posted on 04/26/2009 2:35:47 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Does the Constitution have a Mulligan Statute??

Pray for America


23 posted on 04/26/2009 2:37:46 PM PDT by bray (Throw the Crooks Out!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Didn’t he bowl something like a 36 during the campaign?

That's what they'll say he shot for 18 holes today.

24 posted on 04/26/2009 2:38:00 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Some kid is going to be reaaallly disappointed when he asks for “Tiger Woods” autograph.


25 posted on 04/26/2009 2:39:03 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: TaxPayer2000
Richard Besser, acting head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the agency is prepared to move millions of doses of the U.S. anti-virus stockpile to areas of early and potential outbreaks.

And yet various media reports have claimed that existing anti-viral drugs are ineffective against this strain of flu.

What is wrong with this picture?

26 posted on 04/26/2009 2:44:15 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: mainestategop

ZERO HUSSEIN is “OUT GOLFING!” What is significant is that ZERO is WORSE at Golf than he is at Bowling!:-( This probably the second time in Zero’s life that he went “GOLFING!” But ZERO picked his typical time to Dodge any moment of taking responsibility for anything, Who cares about a national Catastrophe, let Napolitno handle it! She will fit well under an oncomung BUS:-)


27 posted on 04/26/2009 2:45:51 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: TheWasteLand
Some kid is going to be reaaallly disappointed when he asks for “Tiger Woods” autograph.

Why? Comrade 0bama can forge a signature I'm sure, after all he signed off on a forged birth 'certificate' being posted online! LOL
28 posted on 04/26/2009 2:47:37 PM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: neodad

Rainbow Six had a scenario similar; the terrorists in the book were trying to spread a bio-weapon through the A/C system at an Australian Olympics, but I imagine you already know that.


29 posted on 04/26/2009 2:48:16 PM PDT by wastedyears (Iron Maiden's gonna get ya, no matter how far!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I dunno... I watched the entire news conference and Gibbs and Napolitano looked pale white and a bit edgy. It looked like they had more in their minds than the stuff they were discussing with the media present. I actually felt worse after watching the news conference and I called my hubby on his cell phone (he was at Wal-Mart) and told him to get me some Tamiflu, just in case..........


30 posted on 04/26/2009 2:48:22 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: yankeedame

He needs a bro-sierre.


31 posted on 04/26/2009 2:48:32 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: yankeedame
I should have known it was Obama, but I have to admit that I did not even recognize him until your post!
32 posted on 04/26/2009 2:50:01 PM PDT by srmorton (Chose life!)
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To: brewcrew

AND NOT been an Accessory to Murdering Millions of late Term Viable, Living Innocent, Defenseless Babies like Governor Sabelius, ZERO’S choice for SH&HS!


33 posted on 04/26/2009 2:50:06 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Patterson from NY just had a press conference saying 20 cases nationwide, 8 in NY. This manufactured crisis is incredible. He said this had the “potential...” Watch the birdie. Wonder what is going on to have so many high profile press conferences to announces 20 cases nation wide. Something is going on and it ain’t about pig flu.


34 posted on 04/26/2009 2:52:06 PM PDT by appleseed
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To: True Republican Patriot

Oh, c’mon now - You know that’s a sacrament to those people.


35 posted on 04/26/2009 2:53:29 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: newfreep

“Is that a clear teleprompter on his cart?”

Looks like it...ROTFLOL!!


36 posted on 04/26/2009 2:54:18 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: appleseed
Something is going on and it ain’t about pig flu.

I agree. Even in Mexico, the spread hasn't significantly accelerated out of control since the initial 80 deaths were reported.

37 posted on 04/26/2009 2:54:19 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: TaxPayer2000

Gosh, what a picture of a true goofy, flakey Duufus that looks totally like an Idiot! Did anyone tell Zero that shooting 300 in a round of Golf is NOT the same as bowling a 300 in a game? Just askin!:-)


38 posted on 04/26/2009 2:55:54 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: TaxPayer2000

*O* is not playing golf, *O* is monitoring!!!! sheesh!
:0)


39 posted on 04/26/2009 2:57:19 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: mainestategop

I think it was President Bush, himself that did not want to be out showing him self as having a great time by golfing, and being photographed so the troops could see it.. while they were at war, so there fore he did not golf..Unlike zero, he could not attend church, to pray for our troops, before his outing..


40 posted on 04/26/2009 2:58:14 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: Sir Clancelot
Was there nobody at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention willing to spew the administrations’ mantra that all was OK and this is no reason to stop the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the border?

Look, we need to show compassion here. Lets leave the borders open, and as they enter we can find and treat them.

Also, we can have our border patrol hand out tissues, and painters masks, in an effort to help contain this.

41 posted on 04/26/2009 2:58:41 PM PDT by dragnet2 (When seconds count, the police are only minutes away)
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To: brewcrew

“Please pick up the white courtesy phone.”
It’s now the black courtesy phone.


42 posted on 04/26/2009 2:59:28 PM PDT by BarneyCrush
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To: wideminded
I’ve heard that during the Eisenhower administration there was a cartoon in the New Yorker than showed Eisenhower playing golf.
Someone from his party was speaking to the people playing the next hole.
He was saying. “They just bombed New York. Do you mind if we play through?”

"There's a Mexican swine flue pandemic heading for America.
Mind if we play through?"

43 posted on 04/26/2009 3:00:37 PM PDT by henbane
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To: Yaelle

“What is the problem? After 18 holes and a couple of gin tonics, Obama will still have plenty of time to appoint a health secretary to deal with this flu pandemic before the White House dinner party tonight. Give him a break.”

Oh Ye of little faith. Obama will will stay up all night working on rapid synthesis of an aerial antiviral and have fleets of tanker planes hosing down the infected areas by tomorrow afternoon.


44 posted on 04/26/2009 3:01:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: jersey117

16 stories on Drudge above the top picture.

A few cases here and there, countries suspending this and that. Widespread, epidemic, etc..

What the crap is going on? Have we lost our mind? Look here everyone. I’m telling you to look here. The real story is 180 away from this.


45 posted on 04/26/2009 3:01:27 PM PDT by appleseed
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To: TaxPayer2000

0zer0 looks dorkier in that photo than in any I’ve seen. What a yutz.


46 posted on 04/26/2009 3:03:03 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Stop the lying marxist Chicago-thug Kenyan teleprompTer-savant NOW before our Republic is gone!)
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To: henbane

bump!


47 posted on 04/26/2009 3:03:54 PM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: The Electrician
At this time, CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment of infection with swine influenza viruses. The H1N1 viruses are resistant to amantadine and rimantadine but not to oseltamivir or zanamivir. It is not anticipated that the seasonal influenza vaccine will provide protection against the swine flu H1N1 viruses.

CDC Health Advisory April 25, 2009, 3:00 EST

48 posted on 04/26/2009 3:04:31 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (Barack deserves Mussolini's title: Head of Government, Duce of Fascism,and Destroyer of Capitalism)
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To: BarneyCrush

I thought about that after I posted. ;)


49 posted on 04/26/2009 3:04:56 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: appleseed

“Look here everyone. I’m telling you to look here. The real story is 180 away from this.”

Please, share with us, what IS the real story? I agree we aren’t getting it straight, we seldom do.


50 posted on 04/26/2009 3:08:06 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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