January 30, 2011
No One at the Wheel
Posted by Dave Blount at January 30, 2011 6:28 PM
So what has the supposed President of the United States been up to while the Middle East spirals into chaos, and the lynchpin of our regional strategy going back to the 1970s threatens to become the next Iran? Here's what:
On Saturday, Obama spent the morning watching his daughter play basketball.
How nice that he has so much time for her. Afterwards,
Barack Obama spent Saturday night at a going away party for David Axelrod who is leaving the administration to set up Obama's reelection campaign in Chicago. The party was held at the Dupont Circle condo of former Obama aide Linda Douglass.
Douglass, who is now with the National Journal, played host to a gathering of cabinet secretaries … and prominent reporters including Major Garrett (National Journal), Jake Tapper (ABC), Chuck Todd (NBC) and John Harwood (CNBC/New York Times).
Obama spent nearly two hours at the party.
Greta Van Sustern appears to be the only one in the media to report on Obama's party with her colleagues. Were it not for her posting the pool reports by the National Journal's Rebecca Kaplan at Fox News' GretaWire, the public would not know that Obama spent Saturday night partying with the media while Egypt burns.
It's been at least a week since Obama's last extravagantly expensive vacation; maybe he needs another.
On a tip from Byron. Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.