Sunday, September 20, 2009

President Obama and Gosh, More Talking!

The President’s whirlwind tour of the Sunday talks is going kind of as expected.

On “The Week” with George Stephanopoulos there was this exchange:

STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?
OBAMA: You know, if -- frankly, it's not really something I've followed closely. I didn't even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.
OBAMA: You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you're not committing to -- to cut off the federal funding?
OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It's not something I'm paying a lot of attention to.
It would have been nice if George followed up with 'investigated by your Justice Department?'.

President-elect Obama promised:

We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.
Yet he didn't know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of what he called 'federal money' but many of us prefer to call 'our money'! Hasn’t the President been promising that he can pay for his health care reform in large part by rooting out corruption and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid? Wouldn’t rooting out fraud and corruption that negatively impacts the federal budget in any respect be a priority, even if it is fraud and corruption perpetrated a political ally like ACORN? Might it help demonstrate that he actually can and will root out such?

During the campaign, candidate Obama said that a President should be able to multitask. Of course, President Obama can do so. Even as he was working tirelessly to pass health care reform he still found the time to pay attention to Poland! The President has used this ‘not the biggest issue facing the country’ dodge before when he has wanted to avoid an issue, yet he can discuss the serious issue of World Series prospects on “Meet the Press” on the same day!

Oh, and he is African-American! Must observe the proprieties and not disappoint Maureen Dowd!!

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