The other best part of the news conference was when the Chicago Tribune’s White House reporter, Christi Parsons, thought she was at a Tom Jones concert and seemed ready to throw her panties at the President. Her gushing was nauseating. It was an embarrassment for modern journalism, the press corps and the Chicago Tribune. The fact that she was not either suspended or fired is indicative of the reason why the press is held in such low regard today.
The Susan Rice issue could have been headed off if just one of the five Sunday talk show hosts would have just said “Why are you here.” It was illogical that she was there in the first place. There are probably two reasons they did not ask here that. First, they want to get guests from the White House and did not want to get cut off. Second, because she is a woman and they still play patty cake with female guests.
Now that the Miami Marlins have dumped many of their most valuable players a year after being handed an expensive new stadium by the local government – funded with the public’s money -- maybe this stupidity will stop. If a professional team wants an expensive new stadium that will bring them oodles of new revenue, they should fund it themselves. Elected officials should stop acting like country bumpkins in dealing with the billionaire owners. Of course, the problem lies in the fact that the local officials are spending OPM (other people’s money).
In most Administrations that have a second term, a lot of people exit because they want to go make money. This Administration could be different. Where would Hilda Solis at Labor go to other than to work at a union? Kathleen Sebelius probably wants to hang around to make sure all her friends get exemptions from ObamaCare while the rest of us get stuck abiding by all the nonsensical rules she makes up. Hillary seems to be one of the few who actually has a life. And I am sure someone will pay Geithner big dollars for his access to the Administration. Other than that, you have a group of people who never worked in private industry so another four years with a job is a delight for them.
Unfortunately, you may be the one without a job.
Since we don’t have immigration reform except in the minds of a few people,let me bring back a golden oldie from a prior Selective Thoughts that no one has answered yet:
Obama’s new policy ignores “qualified” illegal immigrants who are under the age of 30. We’ll be giving these young people special treatment because they were supposedly brought here through no fault of their own.
So here’s the big question: Does this mean that we’re going to leave the kids here and send back their parents?
I have previously excoriated David Letterman for letting his left-wing politics infect his show. At least he continues a time-honored tradition of having young comics on the show like Johnny Carson did for 30 years.
On the other hand, Jay Leno virtually never has a stand-up comedian perform on the show, which is particularly odd since he still works every week at a comedy club in Hermosa Beach and must interact with a lot of young comedians. Someone needs to remind Jay that The Tonight Show is supposed to be a comedy show and it would be nice if someone other than he was responsible for the yucks.
Nice to see Hillary is going to the Middle East. Since Benghazi she has been MIA and I was about to send out a search party.