Hope and Strange

Yesterday, I wrote a piece regarding the attempt by the New York Times to puff-up and portray Obama as a chest-beating, alpha-male machine.

That was just the half of it.

Aside from the shameless and embarrassing man-crush that Times author Mark Leibovich exudes toward Obama, the article suggests that some female colleagues are a bit miffed, feeling as though some sort of gender-bias exists within the White House clan.

The Obama White House has been battling a boys’ club image
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The suspicion flared in recent weeks — and not for the first time — after President Obama was criticized by women’s advocates and liberal bloggers for hosting a high-level basketball game with no female players.

The technical foul over the all-male game has become a nagging concern for a White House that has battled an impression dating to the presidential campaign that Mr. Obama’s closest advisers form a boys’ club and that he is too frequently in the company of only men — not just when playing sports, but also when making big decisions.

While the senior adviser Valerie Jarrett is undeniably one of the president’s closest White House confidantes, some women inside or close to the administration complain that Mr. Obama’s female advisers are not as visible as their male colleagues or, they suspect, as influential.

As if to prove just how sensitive and paranoid Obama is toward even the slightest knock on his image, the next day he just happened to include a woman to join in a game of golf.

From The Chicago Sun-Times:

The golf game was notable in that the presidential foursome included, for the first time a female, Melody Barnes, the president’s chief domestic policy advisor. The foursome: Obama, Barnes, Obama pal Eric Whitaker, the physician who is an executive vice president at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Marvin Nicholson, the White House trip director.

The vanity meter just exploded. One need not require any more proof that Obama is a vapid, image-obsessed prima-donna with skin as thin as his executive resume.

Add this to his playground squabble with Fox news, and you get a spoiled, narcissistic wuss with a big mouth.

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