Priorities, Priorities

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Apr 01, 2011 1:06 PM
As  Nile Gardiner points out, the polls hold some pretty ugly numbers for the President:

President Obama receives strong negativity ratings for his handling of virtually all key issues, including the economy, budget deficit, health care, foreign policy and energy policy. According to Quinnipiac, on the economy 60 percent of Americans disapprove of his performance, including more than a quarter of Democrats. That figure rises to 64 percent on the budget deficit. On health care, less than 40 percent of Americans back the president, with 55 percent opposing. On foreign policy, 47 percent disapprove of his handling, compared to just 41 percent in favour, with only two in five Americans approving of his leadership of the Libya issue.

One would think this would be enough to focus President Obama's mind on, well, his job.

One would be wrong. Here is a menu from a swanky fundraising dinner the President recently held in Harlem, with food provided by one of his favorite chefs -- at around $30,000 per plate.

Hey, it's all about priorities.