Friday, April 29, 2011

Our "Silly" President

Two days ago (Wednesday, April 27, 2011), President Obama held a press conference. That's nothing unusual; President Obama can be seen on tv more often than a movie star plugging their latest picture. The press was gathered there under the impression that the President was going to be speaking about his new security team. Instead, the President released his birth certificate. Instead of talking about the real and difficult issues facing our country, President Obama devoted the time debunking a conspiracy theory. Dana Milbank sums up the event best in an essay for The Washington Post.

As Milbank says, "Speaking to 'the vast majority of the American people, as well as to the press,' the president said: 'We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do.' The President then flew off to Chicago to be on Oprah."

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