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lynnf
01-23-2009, 04:54 AM
wow, if he's this arrogant now, how will it be when the true realization of being
"the most powerful person in the world" (sic) sinks in?


http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=86881



Obama flashes irritation in press room

President Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press corps Thursday night, but got agitated when he was faced with a substantive question.


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lynn

nodope0695
01-23-2009, 04:56 AM
I'd dare say the power was corupted before he took the oath (and botched it up).

Reason
01-23-2009, 05:03 AM
"Alright, come on" he said, with obvious irritation in his voice. "We will be having a press conference at which time you can feel free to [ask] questions. Right now, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to you guys - that's all I was trying to do."

Sounds like a completely legitimate response/position to me.

lynnf
01-23-2009, 06:09 AM
"Alright, come on" he said, with obvious irritation in his voice. "We will be having a press conference at which time you can feel free to [ask] questions. Right now, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to you guys - that's all I was trying to do."

Sounds like a completely legitimate response/position to me.

for the first part, him going into a room of press and expecting to not get asked questions is like going into a room full of grizzly bears with the exit on the other side, and expecting to make it to the other side without a scratch.

for the second part, it's like blaming those grizzly bears for being hungry.

so I have to revise my original assessment: it's asinine and arrogant

but maybe he's learned his lesson this time

lynn

Lucille
01-23-2009, 09:02 AM
How about that CBS cameraman?

"I’d like to say it one more time: ‘Mr. President. (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17831.html)'"

And fist bumps? Ugh.

;P I don't think even Stalin had such an easy time.