May 29, 2009
Don't you love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning?
*"For all its talk of 'raising America's standing' in the world after the Bush years, the Obama administration is doing a spectacularly bad job of reaching out to its allies," [Gardiner] added. "Congratulations Gibbs -- you've just made an enemy out of the entire British media, quite an achievement for the man in charge of selling the president's message."*
Author James Delingpole wrote that Gibbs' attack reflected the Obama administration's treatment of Britian, which he says "smacks of a risible ineptitude."
*"First, you let President Obama send back the Winston Churchill bust. Then you insult our visiting prime minister with a dismally low-key reception ... and shoddy gifts (those DVDs)" he wrote.*
Delingpole warned that insulting the British press was a big mistake.
"So far, you've had a pretty easy ride," he wrote of Obama's treatment by the press. *"The Obama Kool Aid has proved almost as popular beverage in Britian as it is in the U.S. But just you wait till we start showing our teeth."*
Posted by Cassandra at May 29, 2009 11:10 AM
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I wish I could enjoy it. But pissing off our closest ally doesn't strike me as anything good at all. And again... WHY? Why tick off the Brits? They're good folk. What end does this serve?
Posted by: MikeD at May 29, 2009 11:41 AM
"Risible Ineptitude" is a phrase I would expect from Winston Churchill. Excellent presentation. The only thing left is to see if it will apply to the entire Presidency or just certain spectacular failures.
Interesting that the British will not be an active part in the upcoming D'day remembrances on the coast of France, June 6. Why the hubris exhibited to one of our staunchest allies? Is this 'ineptitude' or something else? Time will tell.
Posted by: vet66 at May 29, 2009 11:48 AM
From what I read yesterday, PM Brown is taking the fall for the lack of an invite for the Queen.
Tangentially to the mention of the June 6th observances in Normandy, I recall reading a short while back that the PotUS wanted an exclusion of the unwashed from the area during the ceremonies... Is that true? And if so, does anyone have any detail on that story?
Posted by: The-Manchurian-bubba_hun at May 29, 2009 12:03 PM
He's probably planning to apologize for the success of the invasion.
And for winning WWII.
Posted by: Cassandra at May 29, 2009 12:06 PM
Whoa! Coffee is a good screen cleaner! Who'da thunk it...
Posted by: The-Manchurian-bubba_hun at May 29, 2009 12:11 PM
You obviously do not subscribe to Mr. DeBille's java recipe......
Posted by: DL Sly at May 29, 2009 12:40 PM
I wiped it off immediately, well before it could etch more than a couple of microns of screen surface. =;^}
Posted by: The-Manchurian-bubba_hun at May 29, 2009 12:49 PM
...And for winning WWII.
He can't apologize for winning WWII since we didn't win it in the first place. You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. Remember?
Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at May 29, 2009 01:11 PM
You mean the office of the POTUS is insulting people who don't agree with him?
I couldn't imagine such a thing!
Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at May 29, 2009 01:16 PM
That is a possible explanation for Brown worrying about his expense account which clouded his judgement about protocol. It is hard to imagine that the beneficiaries of the allied invasion, the French, would not have sent out a master list of those whose attendance was appreciated by the liberated and therefore, expected.
I wonder if Angela Merkel was invited?
Posted by: vet66 at May 29, 2009 01:27 PM
"He can't apologize for winning WWII since we didn't win it in the first place. You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. Remember?"To give bumper sticker slogans from the '60's their due, maybe so.
Then again, Obama-uncle did manage to liberate Auschwitz. Which, come to think of it, might explain the family's socialist roots.
Posted by: The-Manchurian-bubba-on-loan-from-the-Spanish-Inquisition_hun at May 29, 2009 04:39 PM
The mainstream media wouldn’t do it. So we are trying to get your important messages to the American people. 34 This post is a suggested read at, http://aresay.blogspot.com/
Posted by: Aresay at May 29, 2009 05:00 PM
In the spirit of tangents and asking for forgiveness versus permission, I will offer my apologies up front.
That being said, I just read this and have been unable to stop laughing since. Yeah, I've already admitted to being easily amused...
Anyway, I had to share it will the villains along with a Friday evening salute to all our men and women in harms way.
Posted by: bthun at May 29, 2009 08:21 PM
The only thing left is to see if it will apply to the entire Presidency or just certain spectacular failures.
Only if the two happen to diverge somewhere down the road...
Posted by: BillT at May 30, 2009 07:15 PM
Then Prince Henry shows up at GLZ, offers a prayer, lays a wreath and plants flowers. Then he talks to several of the victims' families.
A little child shall lead them.
Good on HRH. Diana would be proud.
Posted by: Cricket at June 1, 2009 05:51 PM
Y'all need to check into Bellevue - your Obama Derangement Syndrome is getting out of hand. Of course, that's not a surprise, given that in his first 5 months, BHO has become a better president than GWB managed to become in 8 years.
Posted by: I Call BS at June 5, 2009 12:21 PM
No derangement, just the facts.
Facts which are readily available and easily provided for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to start your rebuttal with anything specific, that is...
Posted by: Joe Friday at June 5, 2009 12:40 PM