Friday, March 20, 2009
And They Thought Bush Was Bad
The blunders by President Barack Obama are piling up. He insults our greatest ally, Great Britain, by slighting Prime Minister Gordon Brown during a formal visit to the U.S., treating him like an ordinary visitor to the White House and presenting him and his family with inappropriate gifts. We learned that he pocketed a $500,000 advance on a book deal, continuing his unprecedented trend of profiteering off his celebrity status before even being sworn into office. His administration belatedly admits that it approved the $170 million in retention bonuses for AIG executives, which he is now decrying. Obama hired a tax cheat to run the Treasury Department and a convicted thief to serve as the government's chief technology adviser. The teleprompter president thanked himself while reading the wrong lines from a teleprompter he never leaves home without. He makes a late-night TV appearance on the Jay Leno show where he compared his bowling skills to the Special Olympics. Did Bush even come close to making this many blunders so early into his presidency?