Friday, March 20, 2009

You Know You're Sucking Pond Water When...

by Smitty

...even you biggest drool buckets are getting sick of your dreck. The Anchoress had an excellent roundup of the POTUS campaignappearance on Leno. However, we should pause for the schadenfruede:
The guy just doesn't know what to say. He can't connect. Emotions are here, he's over there. He can't get the words to match the situation.
This began, I'd argue, from the first moment. He punted on the inaugural. Everybody ran around like crazy trying to praise it because if Barack Obama couldn't give a speech then what?
But now, at week 11, we're face-to-face with the reality, the man can't talk worth a damn.
Let us now enjoy a slightly dusty interjection from special guest commenter Solomon:
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
-- Proverbs 17:28
It may be time to slip a "No BOT, no slot" rider into some future legislation, making it illegal to book the POTUS in the future without something there telling him what to say. Chances of slipping that into a bill are good with the 111th Congress.

VA Virutcon reports a "Bring it on" from the Special Olympics bowling league. That from Kolan McConiughey, who, it must be said, could thrash me, as well.


  1. Each time you note one of these Oval Office bumbles you should append some of the slobbering commentary that Brooks, Frum, and Parker wrote about The One during the campaign.

  2. Speaking as a professional instructor, I don't think he's that good. He has some interesting techniques, but he's mostly a one-trick pony.

    If you can force yourself to watch him sometime, notice how he constantly does the back-and-forth thing: he'll speak a sentence to the left, then the next to the right. Then another to the left, and another to the right. He almost never looks straight ahead.

    It's like he's speaking to a game of tennis.

  3. It's fun to watch the comments as they turn on each other..

    even this gem:

    And to be honest, except for the fact that Jimmy couldn't really delegate authority very well, he would be one of our better Presidents

  4. @DaveC,
    I fear that the listed HTML tags for comments <b>, <i>, <a>, are all you get. If you tried to use <object>, you are Tango Uniform.

  5. But at least the press is questioning the Obama's wisdom now that they have seen that he is in fact fallible here are a few clips of actual Obama critics:

  6. @Rosa,
    One could launch upon a two-alarm rant based upon the phrase "now that they have seen that he is in fact fallible".
    But it's Friday, so we'll save that spleen dump for another time.

  7. Read the comments on Wolff's Huffington Post piece - no one can believe he's serious, and those that have figured out that he is are in full attack mode. It's priceless; there are, truly, two realities in America today, with no overlapping ground.