Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Obama an expert in Trivial Pursuit?

Well, you'd think so, wouldn't you. Apropos of our observations in our previous entry, check out Keith Kossler's recent observations on the subject at White House Dossier:

The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.
The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, they are permitting him to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.
This morning, as Japan’s nuclear crisis enters a potentially catastrophic phase, we are told that Obama is videotaping his NCAA tournament picks and that we’ll be able to tune into ESPN Wednesday to find out who he likes.
Saturday, he made his 61st outing to the golf course as president, and got back to the White House with just enough time for a quick shower before heading out to party with Washington’s elite journalists at the annual Gridiron Dinner.
Apparently--and appallingly--there are no adults left in Washington, DC. Have things really gotten so bad in this country that we're going to have to adopt the Tunisian and Egyptian models if we're to achieve real "hope and change?"

As I move into the autumn of life, I am beginning at last to understand the motives and motivations of Shakespeare's bizarre Timon of Athens.

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