Saturday, January 24, 2009

Don't Tick Off the Anointed One

Don't tick off the anointed one, by actually asking questions. The Press, asleep for the past two years, has started to wake up, use their brains and start asking basic questions. Using rational conjecture to try to understand things and point out inconsistencies where they find them. Apparently the press did not get the memo that the campaign is still on and Thou Shalt Not Question the Anointed One.

From the irritatingly left-wing POLITICO:

President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press corps Thursday night, but got agitated when he was faced with a substantive question.

Asked how he could reconcile a strict ban on lobbyists in his administration with a deputy defense secretary nominee who lobbied for Raytheon, Obama interrupted with a knowing smile on his face.

"Ahh, see," he said, "I came down here to visit. See this is what happens. I can't end up visiting with you guys and shaking hands if I'm going to get grilled every time I come down here."

Pressed further by the Politico reporter about his Pentagon nominee, William J. Lynn III, Obama turned more serious, putting his hand on the reporter's shoulder and staring him in the eye.

"Alright, come on" he said, with obvious irritation in his voice. "We will be having a press conference at which time you can feel free to [ask] questions. Right now, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to you guys - that's all I was trying to do."

These press briefings will be a joke. The left wing journalists now have a choice: be journalists or continue to be shadow campaign workers.

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