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Poor Obama. He's "Too Tired"

From the telegraph.co.uk:

Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown

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".

A British official conceded that the furore surrounding the apparent snub to Mr Brown had come as a shock to the White House. "I think it's right to say that their focus is elsewhere, on domestic affairs. A number of our US interlocutors said they couldn't quite understand the British concerns and didn't get what that was all about."

The American source said: "Obama is overwhelmed. There is a zero sum tension between his ability to attend to the economic issues and his ability to be a proactive sculptor of the national security agenda.

"That was the gamble these guys made at the front end of this presidency and I think they're finding it a hard thing to do everything."
...
But they concede that the mood music of the event was at times strained. Mr Brown handed over carefully selected gifts, including a pen holder made from the wood of a warship that helped stamp out the slave trade - a sister ship of the vessel from which timbers were taken to build Mr Obama's Oval Office desk. Mr Obama's gift in return, a collection of Hollywood film DVDs that could have been bought from any high street store, looked like the kind of thing the White House might hand out to the visiting head of a minor African state.

Mr Obama rang Mr Brown as he flew home, in what many suspected was an attempt to make amends.

The real views of many in Obama administration were laid bare by a State Department official involved in planning the Brown visit, who reacted with fury when questioned by The Sunday Telegraph about why the event was so low-key.

The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment." The apparent lack of attention to detail by the Obama administration is indicative of what many believe to be Mr Obama's determination to do too much too quickly.

In addition to passing the largest stimulus package and the largest budget in US history, Mr Obama is battling a plummeting stock market, the possible bankruptcy of General Motors, and rising unemployment. He has also begun historic efforts to achieve universal healthcare, overhaul education and begin a green energy revolution all in his first 50 days in office.

The Sunday Telegraph understands that one of Mr Obama's most prominent African American backers, whose endorsement he spent two years cultivating, has told friends that he detects a weakness in Mr Obama's character.

"The one real serious flaw I see in Barack Obama is that he thinks he can manage all this," the well-known figure told a Washington official, who spoke to this newspaper. "He's underestimating the flood of things that will hit his desk." A Democratic strategist, who is friends with several senior White House aides, revealed that the president has regularly appeared worn out and drawn during evening work sessions with senior staff in the West Wing and has been forced to make decisions more quickly than he is comfortable.

He said that on several occasions the president has had to hurry back from eating dinner with his family in the residence and then tucking his daughters in to bed, to conduct urgent government business. Matters are not helped by the pledge to give up smoking.

"People say he looks tired more often than they're used to," the strategist said. "He's still calm, but there have been flashes of irritation when he thinks he's being pushed to make a decision sooner than he wants to make it. He looks like he needs a cigarette."

The Democratic strategist stressed that Mr Obama's plight was nothing new. "He knew it was going to be tough; he said as much throughout the campaign. But there's a difference between knowing it is going to be tough and facing the sheer relentless pressure of it all."

Um, what exactly did this man and his cadre of buffoons expect?

He's the leader of the free world.

He can't afford the luxury of being "overwhelmed". This is further proof that he and his administration just had no clue what they were getting themselves into.

It's not just enough to win a campaign, and you can't run a country with speeches rife with rhetoric.

I guess I would be tired too if my goal was to demolish a 233 year old capitalistic democracy into a fully functioning socialist regime in a 5 week period.

Mr. Obama thought that running the government was going to be as smooth and easy as running his "well-oiled machine" of a campaign.

If he can't even accomplish getting dinner and gifts right with another family, what the hell kind of faith should we have in his ability to hold the office?

We're in trouble...


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This is especially interest... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

This is especially interesting when taken in the context of the 2nd post down from this one. The one where it's reported

Sitting at the head of a conference table with his suit coat off, Mr. Obama exhibited confidence six weeks into his presidency despite the economic turmoil around the globe and the deteriorating situations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He struck a reassuring tone, saying Americans should not be frightened of the future, and he said he had no trouble sleeping at night.

So, he sleeps well, but just isn't getting enough sleep? As any parent of a 3-4 year old should recognize the "Say Anything (tm)" tactic to stay out of trouble.

Then again, if we take into account all the flip flops he did between his positions during the Democratic Primary, the General Election, and finally how he governs... he's been using the "Say Anything (tm)" for quite some time.

Too tired, over his head, t... (Below threshold)

Too tired, over his head, too lazy or just plain drunk? I vote for the last.

Let's also remember this st... (Below threshold)
Baggi:

Let's also remember this story recently:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/?pageId=90945

Maybe if they weren't throwing all these late night parties on the tax payers dime, he wouldn't be so tired?

Saying he has no trouble sleeping at night, ExSubNuke, is just an expression telling us that everything is going to be ok.

It doesn't mean he's actually getting sleep at night.

This man and his "team" just aren't ready for prime time. He can campaign, but the White House isn't a 4 year campaign, its the real deal.

Maybe he can just vote pres... (Below threshold)
kat:

Maybe he can just vote present.

take some geritol ya wimp. ... (Below threshold)
exceller:

take some geritol ya wimp. this job ain't no community organizing.

The question is, will our f... (Below threshold)
davidt:

The question is, will our foreign enemies attack us because this incompetent newb will let them get away with it, or, will our foreign enemies just sit back and let him destroy us for them?

What probably converns me t... (Below threshold)
STaylor:

What probably converns me the most about this article is the following paragraph.

"The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment." The apparent lack of attention to detail by the Obama administration is indicative of what many believe to be Mr Obama's determination to do too much too quickly."

I guess blowing off our strongest ally for the last one hundred years can be considered a lack of atention to detail. The sheer genius of this administration's idea to treat Britain "just the same as the other 190 countries in the world" is simply mind blowing. Why didn't I think of that approach? Let's treat our long time allies just like we would Togo, Albania, Iran and Gambia; that will show them for daring to ally with us, those dirty football hooligans.

Waiting for Obama's diplomacy to cause the world to love us in three...two...one

Ahh!converns = con... (Below threshold)
STaylor:

Ahh!

converns = concerns

As far as Gordon Brown and ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

As far as Gordon Brown and Britain goes, wasn't this one of those European countries that went all ga-ga over the chance to finally deal with someone with a more enlightened worldview than Mr. Bush? So Brown shows up and basically gets treated like an inconvenience by the narcissist-in-chief and his staff. Obama's also probably whining that he had to inherit all these distractions from Bush but is too clueless to realize every decision he has made so far has only served to prolong his agony. Frankly, the way things are going, it would be best just to lock the doors to the Oval Office for four years and let him spend this term just hanging out in the family residence of the White House. That way the United States could fend for itself and recover more quickly. Oops, I forgot about Pelosi and Reid.

"Ready to lead from D... (Below threshold)
Paul_In_Houston:

"Ready to lead from DAY ONE!"

Ain't that what his campaign promised?

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And now we see how experien... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

And now we see how experience DOES matter. And capable, competent, experienced staff can really smooth things out. Incompetent, clueless syncophants can really make things miserable.

But Obama had no real experience in managment - so is it really unusual to find he can't? That his choices (which are probably based on favors done and "I know a guy who can do that") are showing that his judgement isn't exactly what we were anticipating from a President?

But hey - hope and change, baby!

DaveD -Unfortunate... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

DaveD -

Unfortunately, I don't think what you propose is an option. Defacto President Pelosi and VP Reid doesn't really inspire me with confidence either.

It's all George Bush's faul... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

It's all George Bush's fault! He made it look too easy. So easy, someone with no talent and no experience could jump right in and take off.
Must be hell not being able to vote "present" any longer.

Staylor had it write<... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Staylor had it write

"The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. "

I mean I know that Obama is a naive waif especially in foreign affairs but for people in his cabinet saying this signals much more naivete than I thought. This is NOT a good sign of things to come.


At this rate, we really wil... (Below threshold)
CDR M:

At this rate, we really will be going it alone in this world and people will actually MISS President Bush. I know I do already. Christ, these are rookie mistakes. More to come. Pres O does not care.

The President is overtraini... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

The President is overtraining. The stress from the job is enough as it is, but I know that he does 1 and sometimes 2 a days at the gym. That is overtraining and can lead to severe exhaustion.

Every president runs up against tremendous stresses. That is not the real reason.

He needs to get adjusted to his current position, so he should take some time off from the gym, carb-up some(forget the diet and listen to the body) and get some more rest.

Ryan

A weakness in Mr Obama's ch... (Below threshold)
joh:

A weakness in Mr Obama's character? Seriously?

Somewhere the idiots are missing their village.

You all do realize that Oba... (Below threshold)
Andrew X:

You all do realize that Obama personally met with Brad Pitt this week?

From day one, I never reall... (Below threshold)
Diane:

From day one, I never really thought he "wanted" the actual job, and he certainly has no executive experience to prove that he can do major multi-tasking.

That said, however, if he really is majorly tired and overwhelmed, as a citizen, I don't want to know about it! That makes me very uncomfortable. Can you imagine how he would handle the pressures of a 9/11...talk about losing sleep!

I miss Carter...... (Below threshold)
Arthur:

I miss Carter...

What is next week's news go... (Below threshold)
retired military:

What is next week's news going to read like?

"A senior aide angrily stated that Obama didnt want to meet the Queen anyway. "She's just a figurehead after all, not even a real world leader."


I am so surprised that the ... (Below threshold)
Jennifer:

I am so surprised that the media and all of those Obama lovers have finally awakened to find that their Messiah is not the One after all! This is not a shocker for those of us who warned in comments during the elections that this man was not ready to be President and he has shown without a doubt that he cannot handle the pressure. Also, I wonder if anyone else has noticed that whenever the news commentators on Msnbc or CNN tell the president what to do he does it the next day! This man is clueless and we are all doomed!!! God help us.

I am a baby boomer and can ... (Below threshold)
AmericanEagle50:

I am a baby boomer and can remember what real leadership was! This is truely an 'OBAMAINATION'.

-->also went to Nuclear A S... (Below threshold)
mjB:

-->also went to Nuclear A School and Power School....

Obama could always do the Major Major (from Catch-22) tactic of only seeing people when he is available and always being unavailable when he is available. The confusion could last a full four years and he could let his puppetmasters run everything through Rahmbo.

not only is Obama quite possibly LAZY, but a confirmed narcissist--and milking the crisis to propel his agenda of social spending while dragging his feet on actually addressing the financial crisis.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1543285/the_ploy_of_inaction.html?singlepage=true&cat=75

mB

When youve never had a real... (Below threshold)
914:

When youve never had a real job...even a paper route..Its kinda hard to be slung into this shit ass job?? And expect to be anything but a dismal failure.

So He gets An A+ in failure.

Obama works harder than the... (Below threshold)
redplanet:

Obama works harder than the previous moron did in his entire lifetime and this is what he gets? This criticism? Get over yourselves, people. He is doing the work your man should have done. And you voted for Bush, twice? That means Obama has even more work to do. You want parties? Then go get another drunk in the WH. Maybe we can become a third world country in a New York minute then. He's tired? Well, so am I. Tired of pompous people with a sense of entitlement who don't work and complain and run this country into the ground while we pick up after you.

And who in their right mind... (Below threshold)
Neo:

And who in their right mind issues even "off the record" comments like ...

The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."
Oh my God .. the "official" should be fired. No wonder there is a flap about Limbaugh, they have to distract from stuff like this.

No excuses for President Sk... (Below threshold)
CZ:

No excuses for President Skidmark. He's just a rude, arrogant prick.

Red planet "Maybe ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Red planet

"Maybe we can become a third world country in a New York minute then."

Have you checked out the cities and states that democrats rule - NY? Detroit? California? New Orleans? DC?

We arent a 3rd world country yet but before Obama is through we will be there.


"Tired of pompous people with a sense of entitlement who don't work and complain and run this country into the ground while we pick up after you."

Oh so you are a republican. Good, join the club. I have been working since I was 13. I refused to accept WIC when my kids were young even though we definitely were eligible for it. I pay my taxes (unlike democrats on Obama's cabinit). And just about every day I see democrats saying thinks like "Why should I work, the govt will take care of me" "I shouldnt have to work if I dont want to" "Why are they cutting my welfare benefits" "they need to increase my unemployment benefits" (This in a Fast food place which had a NOW HIRING Sign 2 feet from the man's head).

Ru, You write............. (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Ru, You write..........

"You're all so used to lazy white guys lying to you that honest answers and honest work actually shocks you! Guess what, when you work hard to fix a republican depression, you get tired."

Perhaps you could take some extra time and list those specific Republican policies that have led to this "depression".

Too tired? It's called bei... (Below threshold)
Ali:

Too tired? It's called being PRESIDENT! Man up!

So why does <a href="http:/... (Below threshold)
Neo:

So why does this come to mind ?

Its all those 3AM phone cal... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

Its all those 3AM phone calls.

Didn't I here complains tha... (Below threshold)
engineer:

Didn't I here complains that Palin didn't know what the functions of a Vice President were?

It's seems that Obama didn't klnow what the functions of a President are.

Somebody is in waaaaaaay over his pay grade.

Neo, thanks for the smile a... (Below threshold)
epador:

Neo, thanks for the smile and I do believe this somehow hand in gloves with a headline I saw in the check-out line:

Michelle in Tears over Obama Gay Scandal!!!

However I don't believe he's really tired, or the headline, unless that jerk in MN has a stained blue dress.

Redplanet -Kindly ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Redplanet -

Kindly point out what Obama has succeded at, aside from running for President and making it through law school. Please point out what successes he had as a community organizer, what lasting good came from the Annenburg challenge, his tenure as a state senator, what legislation he authored and got passed as a US senator.

Obama never managed anything with any responsibility - your average McDonalds manager's got more experience running something successful than Obama does. And somehow, running a single store doesn't quite translate out to being capable of running the entire corporation!

But Obama looked good on tv. He was great with his speeches. He was up against McCain - not the best candidate the Republicans could have fielded, but not the worst, I guess. The media covered for his complete lack of experience and his background.

So now - we've got what we've got. Hell, I'm not even willing to bet he'll last out 4 years. And the thought of Pres. Biden and VP Pelosi is even MORE distressing!

Obama being elected may have been the absolute worst thing that could have happened for the Democratic Party.

In other news, troll sighti... (Below threshold)
ECM:

In other news, troll sightings down 30% this week on right-of-center blogs--coincidence or are even the trolls running out of excuses/spin for their guy?

Jlawson"And the thou... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Jlawson
"And the thought of Pres. Biden and VP Pelosi is even MORE distressing!
"

DREAM ON BUD.

That will be VP Hillary and Joe Biden will only make through the rest of the term. You think Hillary is enhancing her resume as Secy of State for nothing. If Pelosi tried for the VP slot the moderates in her own party would revolt because they know that ticket has no chance in 2012.

Somebody is in waaaaa... (Below threshold)
John S:

Somebody is in waaaaaaay over his pay grade...

America is learning why affirmative action is a stupid idea. And Obama hasn't had his first foreign crisis yet. But he will. Our enemies are laughing at this buffoon. They're espcially impressed by his offer this weekend to start surrender talks with the Taliban.

Imagine if the following ha... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Imagine if the following had been said about Bush. The dems in Congress would have been publicly clamouring for his resignation. If he had gifted anyone 25 DVDs the press would have quoted people as calling him a boob and a country bumpkin, saying he was in over his head, and those would have been the nice things said.


"The American source said: "Obama is overwhelmed."

"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.

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"."

The American source said: "Obama is overwhelmed. There is a zero sum tension between his ability to attend to the economic issues and his ability to be a proactive sculptor of the national security agenda.

"That was the gamble these guys made at the front end of this presidency and I think they're finding it a hard thing to do everything."

The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."

"He's underestimating the flood of things that will hit his desk."

"He knew it was going to be tough; he said as much throughout the campaign. But there's a difference between knowing it is going to be tough and facing the sheer relentless pressure of it all."

At least He has Michelles p... (Below threshold)
914:

At least He has Michelles popeye arms to lean on.

Mr. Obama, please don't qui... (Below threshold)
Don S:

Mr. Obama, please don't quit and let Biden take over. I live in DE and I have been let down by Biden. He could not help my son when he was told he couldn't go to his classes and could only use the nurse's restroom. This was his punishment for reporting being racially targeted for daily threats and several assaults. Now I have to sell my home by sept so my son won't commit suicide has he has threatened if he has to go back to DE public schools. It might be some of the post traumatic stress disorder he was treated for over two years due to his treatment by african american students and the school administrators of the Brandywine school district. I fear the future.

Retired Military -... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Retired Military -

Order of precedence - if the Prez steps down, the VP moves up, and Speaker gets shoved over to the VP slot. So it'd be President Biden (shudder) and VP Pelosi (retch).

Remember Ford after Nixon?

Well, we'll get through it. Some way or another.

BLawsonI know abou... (Below threshold)
retired military:

BLawson

I know about the line of sucession. However there is nothing that says that the Speaker automatically becomes VP. The SPeaker of the House would move up only if the President and VP were incapicitated at the same time.

If the President resigns the VP moves up and selects another VP.

If you have something to prove me wrong then please enlighten me.

Thanks


<a href="http://www.infople... (Below threshold)
retired military:

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0101032.html

Prior to the ratification of the 25th Amendment in 1967, there was no provision for filling a vacancy in the vice presidency. When a president died in office, the vice president succeeded him, and the vice presidency then remained vacant. The first vice president to take office under the new procedure was Gerald Ford, who was nominated by Nixon on Oct. 12, 1973, and confirmed by Congress the following Dec. 6.

The 25th Amendment states
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress

Mr Lawson, you are mistaken... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Mr Lawson, you are mistaken. The Speaker would not automatically move into the VP's slot. If a new Vice President was chosen, he/she would be nominated by the President and confirmed by the senate.

Ford was not Speaker in 1973, when Agnew resigned. He was House Minority Leader. When Ford became President, he nominated former Gov. Nelson Rockefeller as his VP, and Rockefeler was duly confirmed. Ford chose to run in 1976 with Bob Dole, not Rocky, as a running mate. Rockefeller died soon after, if memory serves.

The Speaker WOULD be next in line of succession until a new VP could be confirmed, if anything happened to the President in the interim.

Sorry - my bad on that. Fo... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Sorry - my bad on that. For some reason I was thinking it was the Prez, then the VP, then Speaker..

Never mind!

j.

I wonder if anybody here ha... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

I wonder if anybody here has noticed that, one, the Telegraph is a conservative rag, and, two, there is not one NON-ANONYMOUS source used in it.

And yet we have RM, way upthread, claiming that these anonymous quotes were from a Cabinet Member! Where'd he get that idea?

Seriously, guys. For folks who got their knickers all twisted about the NYT's crappy sourcing for it's McCain-female lobbyist non-story, y'all are sure quick to believe this tripe.

Double standard, Wizbangers? Say it ain't so!

JLawsonYou were th... (Below threshold)
retired military:

JLawson

You were thinking of the line of succession but as I said that is only if both Pres and VP are killed at one time.
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Bruce

"And yet we have RM, way upthread, claiming that these anonymous quotes were from a Cabinet Member! Where'd he get that idea?

"
If you are referring to post number 40.
I simply quoted the main parts of the article.
Go back and read it.

If you are referring to post number 14 then I did make a leap by saying members of his cabinet when it is possible no such leap is warranted.

I stand corrected sir. Thank you for pointing that out.


Yes, sir, it was # 14 I was... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Yes, sir, it was # 14 I was referring to.

The article in the Telegraph (Murdoch-owned, if I'm not mistaken), does not have a quote from a single named source. EVERY quote is anonymous. And yet the same people who excoriated the NYT for the McCain/Iseman allegations believe every word of the Telegraph article.

BruceNoone ever sa... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Bruce

Noone ever said that we believed every word.

The fact is that things are getting reported. Those reports have repurcussions whether true or not.

The fact is that the Telegraph (as well as most European papers) were harsh on Bush. You can claim what you want but that doesnt make it so.

The PROBABLE "fact" is that had something been written about Bush in the Telegraph with these charges than the left (and most likely yourself) would be up in arms demanding Bush step down.

The fact is that the Obama friendly press are reporting these things, and that sir, is not a good sign.

RMNo one said you ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

RM

No one said you believed every word, that's true, but in 51 comments, only two, both mine, point out there are no named sources in the story. And the tenor of the comments here certainly suggest no doubt as to the veracity of the story. I contend that you guys swallowed what MAY be a bunch of lies, hook, line, and sinker.

Maybe the Telegraph was harsh on Bush. I honestly don't know. Got any examples? If you do, were those stories similarly sourced solely by anonymous "officials?"

And refresh my memory as to the reaction of the regular Wizbang crew about the NYT McCain/Iseman non-story.

Murdoch owns the Telegraph ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Murdoch owns the Telegraph which in liberal speak means the paper lies. Funny how Brucy put that line in. Anyway, Barry is tired? Maybe he is coming off a cocaine rush, or cannot smoke as much as he wants.

Of course GW was in his private courters at 9p, but he was in the office before 7a. Barry gets in around 9ish. Then breaks for some hoops. I mean, how does he get the free time? I thought we were in a crisis? This guy is a joke and the countdown clock for being a huge failure is ticking fairly loudly. ww

BruceTell you what... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Bruce

Tell you what find one major newspaper that actually said something really good about Bush. You know there are thousands of examples for Obama, many have been documented here.

I hate stories with anonymouse sources. Many of them were used against Bush to no end.

You may be right. THere may be nothing to the stories of Obama being fatigued. But you know what. WIth the Faux Paux they have been pulling off, for example with the English PM, if fatigure wasnt the cause of it than frankly that scares the hell out of me even more.

"I wonder if anybody her... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"I wonder if anybody here has noticed that, one, the Telegraph is a conservative rag, and, two, there is not one NON-ANONYMOUS source used in it."

For years now there have been a long string of "anonymous sources" reporting on Bush's every breath and gesture in the worst possible light in every liberal paper in the country.

How does it feel?

I'm not saying it's right. All I'm saying is, "Welcome to the club."

What happened to the boundl... (Below threshold)

What happened to the boundless energy of "Campaign Obama"...that studly young man who pranced around on the beaches of Hawaii just to show us what a beefy hunk he is?

What happened to the promise of repairing our reputation in the world? Is this what they had in mind? This is an outrage! Britain...just the same as the other 190 countries in the world? Are they kidding?? It's not funny.
http://www.rightklik.net/

Anonymous sorces re MCCain ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Anonymous sorces re MCCain = BAD.
Anonymous sources re Obama = Gospel.

Bruce,Come on.. Y... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Bruce,

Come on.. You're smarter than that.

There's a big difference between the New York Times proclaiming McCain to be an adulterer and a British paper saying Obama gives shitty gifts and is tired.

Actually, this article seems to try and portray Obama as a sympathetic figure, worthy of our empathy.


Did you and I both read the... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Did you and I both read the same article, Mr Mallow?

While I've got your attention, would this be a good time to ask about the coverage of US casualties "leading the newscasts" in the 4 months prior to the election vs the 4 months since? I'd really be interested in seeing the data you've collected about it.

I don't know, I think it's ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

I don't know, I think it's a pretty serious allegation that the President, 7 weeks in, is "too tired" to conduct diplomacy properly.

And I don't think it's too much to expect that a respectable newspaper name one source when it accuses Obama of incompetence.

Just as the NYT should have when it alleged MCCain's adultery. Agreed?

Wow. Who'da thought leading... (Below threshold)
SpideyTerry:

Wow. Who'da thought leading a nation would be so difficult?

Oh yeah, those of us that voted for McCain (y'know, the guy that actually has a record of facing difficult times throughout his life and career, and yet not whining about it all the damn time).

Bruce"Just as the ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Bruce

"Just as the NYT should have when it alleged MCCain's adultery. Agreed?"

Just curious are you on record as saying this PRIOR to the election or no?

RMI don't think I ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

RM

I don't think I commented one way or another. I didn't start haunting Wizbang until after the election. I AM on record, over at Oliver Willis's site, as excoriating John Edwards, my original choice for President, for his poontang-chasin'.

But now I'M curious. What did YOU have to say about the MCCain/Iseman crap the NYT stepped in, RM? Because, if you WERE outraged, you should admit that the Telegraph is wrong, too.

McCain did have a history of adultery. His second wife is proof of that. So the Iseman story at least had that going for it. This Telegraph piece, for all we know, is made up out of whole cloth.

It was a deliberate snub. ... (Below threshold)
Lyn:

It was a deliberate snub. Obama was not tired. And don't blame inexperience.

Obama did this to show he's different from former Pres. GW Bush. Obama did this because he resents British support of Bush & US wars on terror.

Obama is a disgrace.

Bruce are you aware that th... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

Bruce are you aware that the NYT made a lame retraction on their allocation against McCain saying it wasn't their intent to have made it and they had no proof of it. Of course this was after the election. Cindy McCain deal and the trouble John went through when he return back from being torture in Vietnam is well known. Are there any examples of him cheating on his wife Cindy?

So the BLACK AG, Eric Holde... (Below threshold)
anonymous:

So the BLACK AG, Eric Holder, thinks we should have more discussions about racial inequality, eh?

Well, here's my answer to Mr. Holder: Give a "N" a horse, and he'll ride it to death! Take that, Mr. Holder, and shove it up where the sun don't shine!
depp=true
notiz=Moby, you're out of here.

BruceGood question... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Bruce

Good question.

As I stated above. I hate anonymous sources. Too often they are used by reporters to sensationalize a story or to slant it. Folks in the military are told not to talk to the press because if they do then their words may wind up on the 6 pm news as an "Anonymous Dept of Defense source" when all they talked to was a private with an axe to grind.

As for the McCain thing, from whatI know I think it was wrong to print the story. Your excuse of him having a history is irrelevant as the left has made it clear that Clinton's history was irrelevant in evaluating the validity of Lewinsky's claim (especially prior to the blue dress showing up), or Paula Jones claim, or Ms WIllie's claim. The left states that "it is just about sex" when Clinton was in the limelight but they try to beat McCain over the head with an allegation. BTW it was not just about sex it was about perjury and subjornation of perjury.

As for this story, I dont think the telegraph should have published it with anonymous sources.

Also as I said above, if it is untrue than that gives me even more cause to worry than if it is.

Fair enough, RM.... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Fair enough, RM.

Question:Does anyone... (Below threshold)

Question:
Does anyone knoe the titles of the 25 DVDs obama gave to Mr Brown




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