Rich Galen

Robert Gibbs the White House press secretary didn't want any part of that "same advice the administration is giving all Americans" horse hockey. The White House wanted Obama as far away from Biden as the last seat in coach is from the bulkhead in first on a 747 flying at 1,000 feet over the Statue of Liberty: "Obviously, if anybody was unduly alarmed for whatever reason, we would apologize for that," Gibbs said.

Translation? "Biden is a moron. You know it. We know it. Let's move on."

Speaking of moving on, the Obama Administration continues its Orwellian policy of naming things which are non-descriptive. Remember when they started calling the War on Terror "Overseas Contingency Operations" and how they want a Star Chamber investigation into torture called a "Truth Commission?"

It seems the Hog Producers have squealed a bit about their product getting a bad name so, according to the NY Times, it will no longer be called the Swine Flu. Henceforth it will be called "Influenza A(H1N1)."

Let's see the New York Post come up with a pun for that.

I have a better idea for a new name. How about Montezuma's Revenge?

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at