Skip to comments.Obama a tough critic of himself (GAG ALERT!!!)
Posted on 10/27/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT by Baladas
WASHINGTON I wish that we had come back with better news from Copenhagen, President Barack Obama said a few weeks ago after an unsuccessful trip across the ocean to try to snag the 2016 Summer Olympics for Chicago.
It wasnt the kind of happy spin that politicians typically come up with after a failure.
Call it a breath of fresh air or a turnoff. Either way, the man in the Oval Office is making a habit of confessing, apologizing, revealing and regretting.
Dont mistake it: Team Obama doesnt miss many chances to try to put its actions in a favorable light. The presidents frank talk turns out to dovetail nicely with that effort. Its a tool he uses to lessen negative fallout from bad news by pre-empting criticism and draining energy from controversy.
Still, its also a genuine Obama personality trait, all the more notable because his predecessor, George W. Bush, was parodied for a reluctance even to utter the word mistake.
When Bush was asked at a 2004 news conference to name his biggest error since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he puffed out his cheeks, stammered and stalled, and then ventured: Im sure something will pop into my head. If it did, he didnt choose to share it.
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A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
Oh, this Jennifer Loven...Lara Lakes Jordan-esque former Democratic/Liberal/Communist advisor...read the end...
The Notorious Jennifer Loven [Kevin D. Williamson]
Jay writes about the “notorious Jennifer Loven” of the Associated Press today. For context, here’s who the AP White House correspondent is married to not news, but worth revisiting from time to time:
Roger Ballentine is the President of Green Strategies Inc., where he advises and represents businesses, associations, government agencies and non-profit entities on domestic and international public policy issues and business strategies, focusing on energy, conservation and environmental matters. Roger is also a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C. where he works to develop cutting edge, third way approaches to public policy challenges in the areas of energy and the environment. He also served as Senior Advisor to the Kerry-Edwards Campaign on energy and environmental matters.
Roger previously was a senior member of the White House staff, serving President Bill Clinton as Chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force and Deputy Assistant to the President for Environmental Initiatives. Prior to being named Deputy Assistant to the President, Mr. Ballentine was Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, where he focused on energy and environment issues.
... He and his wife, journalist Jennifer Loven, reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland
I’m sure all the troops in Afghanistan getting blown up while waiting for you to find your balls and make a decision about THEM were devastated you didn’t land the Olympics, too.
We're lucky he is giving enough to use his precious energies on our behalf.
The Left kept prodding Bush to say that the war was a mistake. In the end, we DID achieve victory in Iraq.
You look dumb.
Sounds like Jennifer be Loven the president, huh...
Get a room or sumpin'...