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So was he joking according to Jake Taper as they were both signing the book with the previous recipients – aparently Michelle got the prize too.
As for Jr.jr, he shows again how his sense of humor is like Jr
She may have held her sarcasm, but the Norwegian press certainly declared them arrogant for their general behavior including snubbing the king.
The king must master a special way of sarcasm, because On facebook Taper writes
at photo op, Norwegian royals express surprise at press scrum. Queen Sonia: “Are you used to this?” POTUS: “Unfortunately. “
Obviously, went over Obama’s head. In the Guardian version of the story
44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald, with only 34% saying they believe it was acceptable.
Which proves Norwegians are way more tolerant than Americans. According to a CNN poll, 80% think he doesn’t deserve the prize. Of course, this being CNN, one has to go to the PDF to get that number. They fudge answers to different questions in one sentence to avoid saying 80%
Nineteen percent of people questioned in the poll released Wednesday afternoon say Obama currently deserves the prize, with another 35 percent saying that it’s likely he will eventually accomplish enough in office to deserve the award
The Daily Beast coverage, not unlike Wanda Sykes contains a Clinton comparison
Obama is the second sitting American president to visit Norway. Ten years ago, President Clinton traveled to the country at the invitation of King Harald. “When Clinton was here he was walking into cafes in downtown Oslo, shaking hands with Norwegians on the street,” said Simonsen. “It doesn’t seem as if we are going to experience something similar with President Obama.”
To which a B0bot immediately replies, Giuliani style
Ten years ago, there was no 9/11, no global war on terror – as such Clinton could move about freely – walk the streets of Oslo and do what not. Today, the situation is different as the security imperatives of being a US president are vast…”
Niceties and protocol aside, the Guardian reports that
Peace activists opposed to the Afghanistan war are planning a 5,000-strong protest in Oslo.
Which should be the center of the event considering Obama already has more troops deployed than Bush ever did
Obama has now escalated deployments in the Af-Pak region to 98,000 US troops. So in Af-Pak and Iraq, he will now have a total of 222,000 US troops deployed, 36,000 more than Bush ever had – 186,000 was Bush’s highest total.
Those numbers do not include the private contractors
The Pentagon released a report showing that Obama already had a total of 242,657 private contractors in action, as of June 30th.
In other Jr-jr.jr news, Bush is catching up in popularity to Obama
Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama’s declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they’d rather have his predecessor.
Either that, or Obama is catching to W’s “legacy”
So, once again, who is entitled to sarcasm again? Not Michelle.
In full self-congratulatory mode, the media covered this inaugural 35 times more than the last
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – President Barack Obama‘s inauguration generated an unprecedented 35,000 stories in the world’s major newspapers, television and radio broadcasts over the past day — about 35 times more than the last presidential swearing-in — a monitoring group said on Wednesday.
And how did the teevee watchers react to all the hoopla? Well, in prime time that night,the
biggest story of the century so far.”
according to Reuters came in after American Idol . MediaWeek
Led by American Idol, Fox got over the “hump” in winning fashion, with 5.72 million more viewers the second most-watched network, ABC. American Idol, of course, stood well above anything else on the evening, with 22.42 million viewers and an 8.9 rating/22 share among adults 18-49 from 8-9 p.m.
ABC was on the map care of two-hour special Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration, which averaged a healthy 12.58 million viewers (#2) and a 3.7/ 9 among adults 18-49 (#3) from 8-10 p.m.
I guess for the TV watchers it was the second biggest story of the century
As a bonus, Politico has a list of 10 Democrats Obama should watch out for
Some are there because they are really progressive – such as Barbara Lee or Henry Waxman – and therefore dangerous to Teh One.
Some, because their penchant for gaffes – such as Biden and…Michelle
She’s glamorous, she’s on message, she’s the nation’s favorite mom — and now she has nowhere to go but down. The press, which helped savage Michelle Obama for her “proud of my country” remark during the campaign, has since built her into a 21st century Jackie O. With the spotlight shining so brightly on her now, any misstep by the first lady — a slip of the tongue, a too-frank statement, any disagreement with the administration’s positions — could reflect harshly on her husband.
In other words, the media teases : “we made her, we can take her down”.
Yup. Unless they find another woman to deride.
They retire the number of outstanding athletes that leave a team. Michelle Obama had the job she held eliminated! Was she that irreplaceable? Or not maybe it was as needed as Caroline’s job for NYC
She hasn’t shown up for work very regularly over the last year or so, so when Michelle Obama’s $300,000 job was cut at the University of Chicago Hospitals, it may have been hard to notice the difference.
President-elect Barack Obama announced this week that he plans to name Susan Sher to the post of associate counsel to the president, where she will work on legal issues associated with health care policy and provide legal advice to the first lady. It’s a position she won’t find unfamiliar: Sher is general counsel and a vice president at the University of Chicago Medical Center and has been a close friend and mentor to Michelle Obama for many years.
It will be fun in the White House, but bad news for the poor seeking medical care.
They also both worked on medical center initiatives that have become the focus of a Senate Republicans’ inquiry into whether the nonprofit hospital has been “culling the least profitable patients from its emergency room.”
After all, not all hospitals can hire security guards like Chicago Medical Center. Some can use legislation to help them doing that.
Mrs Obama said “no”, and was then heard to say: “He was sweet and pathetic.”
Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor clarified after the programme that she had actually said “sweet, empathetic”.
This brings us back to W.O.R.M
“Ponies, dude. Ponies! Get with the program!”
Isn’t that great that now that Michele has got senior party handlers, there’s a campaign spokesman ready to pull the W.O.R.M for her?
And , oops! Too bad I didn’t take a screenshot of the good title – they changed it around since I last looked, now more Obama friendly – seems we’re the mean ones – so there!
Hey, Michelle and handlers: you missed a spot when scrubbing (saved the article)
In an interview with Glamour magazine, Michelle Obama reveals that her husband, Barack, is so “snore-y and stinky” when he wakes up in the morning that their daughters won’t crawl into bed with him.
Yeah, she didn’t say “pathetic” – she just thought it
Anyway, I found a video of the whole thing – the remark is at the 22 minutes mark – there was chuckling as some of the women got “pathetic” as well – and then rapid W.O.R.M action on the set
as was the theme of the day
Anyway, Lyn Sweet at Chicago Sun Times gives it the blow-by-blow – the way I heard it too:
“Did you want him to be president,” Walters asked.
No, said Obama. “”Please, don’t do this. You know, I did not want Barack to go into politics because I thought politics was a mean business. And you know, I knew this man that I loved, he was sweet and pathetic, I thought. there was no way…….””
At that Walters the other hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd seemed to instantly realize what Obama did not–that you do not call a potential president of the United State pathetic, even if you love him–and they started kind of shouting at her, to sort of stop her before she does more damage and gives another quote that will be used against her…
Someone suggested that Obama really intended to say “empathetic.”
Goldberg spelled out E M P A T H…
And then the W.O.R.M is stuck at the top of the article – with the author insisting it’s what she heard – and what the women on the show heard too. Me too.