Monday, August 16, 2010

mutiny

President Obama acted stupidly.

4 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

"Obama acted stupidly". Heard the Sun rose in the East today, also. ; )

Mike W. said...

Under the bus he goes!

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.....

I predict we'll see more of as things get worse. Smart politicians are going to want to distance themselves from Obama's gross incompetence.

Greyhawk said...

I dunno, Breda. "thrown under the bus" is pretty strong language. An isolated staffer (who might exist only in the imagination of the reporter) making one catty statement does not constitute a wholesale mutiny. Now if Valerie Jarret comes out with a public statement in disagreement with the president, or Rahm Emmanuel, or better yet, Eric Holder, then we might have the opening shots in a genuine mutiny. But this? This is nothing more than some cook or housekeeper who probably disagrees with everything the president does anyway. Assuming they're even real.

Far too often "an anonymous source" is nothing more than a stand-in for the reporter's own opinion (or fantasies). I'm thinking that is the case here as well.

Mike said...

When I heard this, my first thought was, after being repeatedly flayed by Rahm “Skullfu**er” Emanuel every time the president opens his noise hole and starts a firestorm, the White House PR shop took the opportunity to launch a pre-emptive defense of themselves.

The message flacks will need careers after Bar-Bar leaves office, and they want prospective employers to know it’s not their fault the president comes across as a dunce.

So, not so much a mutiny, as a sign of low morale amongst the gnomes. Watch for more “Good Soldier Ċ vejk” problems as the anonymous toilers in the bowels of the executive start following the letter - and ignoring the spirit - of their instructions.