Monday, March 30, 2009

The Daily Sigh

  • President Obama is expected to make a formal announcement today about his plans for troubled automakers General Motors and Chrysler. Having already been given $17.4 billion, the Obama administration found fault for the two company’s turnaround efforts and are now vowing a sweeping overhaul of the automakers. Stay tuned…
  • The Obama Budget is moving through the Senate Committee, with a possible House and Senate expected next week, despite some Republicans whining that it’s too big. (Insert own sophomoric joke here)
  • As mentioned here last week, the Obama Administration is trying to change the way the American people hear about things being done in the White House, even employing ‘campaign tactics’ such as door-to-door canvassing in an attempt to get their ideas and options out there. I say keep it up… for far too long the American people have been kept in the dark as to what was going on in the White House, despite it being the ‘people’s’ house.
  • While former vice president Dick Cheney believes that President Obama is “rais(ing) the risk to the American people of another (terrorist) attack”, Centcom Commander Gen. David Petraeus disagrees, telling CNN over the weekend; “Well, I wouldn’t necessarily agree with that. I think in fact that there is a good debate going on about the importance of values in all that we do. I think that if one violates the values that we hold so dear, that we jeopardize. … We think for the military, in particular that camp, that’s a line [torture] that can’t be crossed.” (We all know Cheney needs to STFU, but when others in your former administration continually avoid badmouthing the current administration, it should tell you something. But then again, no one ever said that Cheney was a genius)
  • And one more thing… we all know RNC Chairman Michael Steele is maladroit, but apparently he’s also a tad out of touch with reality. While appearing on CNN this weekend, Steele said he is “done” talking to the White House because he thinks Obama has “got a little thing about me…” Asked if he was jealous of Obama, Steele responded curtly; “What would I be jealous of? I’m chairman of the RNC, so, what’s your point? We both have leadership responsibilities and roles.” (Methinks the man doth protest too much…)


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