Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Dis Heard 'Round The World

Paraphrased from the NY Times:
“Please go,” President Clinton said.

And with that, Mr. Obama departed, leaving President Clinton to continue his extended conversation with the media.

President Clinton went on for at least 20 minutes, moving at one point beyond the tax debate and offering his opinion on the administration’s new arms control treaty with Russia and the ongoing crisis in Haiti.
Barring any earth-shattering surprises between now and December 31, this video should easily rank as one of the top three political clips of 2010:

h/t: LCR

Can you imagine the reaction in 2002 to a hypothetical Bush 43/Bush 41 press conference?

Do you suppose Ronald Reagan was ever tempted to let Gerald Ford or Richard Nixon take his place?

The world reacts:

Who was that man standing next to President Clinton today at that presser?

I just turned on CNN and Clinton's President. Is somebody gaslighting me?

BREAKING: Incoming House GOP files articles of impeachment against Clinton again, "just in case."

I'm sorry, what year it is?

Bill Clinton told Obama he'd endorse the tax plan in exchange for "the occasional use of the Oval Office."

Obama Names Bill Clinton to Presidential Post.

Finally, America has a black President again.

What we've got here is... failure to communicate.

Clinton sends Obama out to get his coffee.

Stunning image. Obama walks out of the room and leaves Clinton to act as President. Obama is so small now.

Say what you want about Sarah Palin quitting her job, but at least she finished her own press conference.

Obama Ditches Tax-Cut Presser After Clinton Takes Control...

Obama Abandons White House After Bill Clinton Says ‘Please Go’

Is Pres. Clinton auditioning for White House press secretary?!

Can someone please ask about Vince Foster?

Last but not least:

David Corn: Love how conservatives are saying this illustrates Obama's decline. You could say it shows his self-confidence.

Joshua Treviño's retort: In the same way wearing a dress shows a confident manhood.


Mark Adams said...

One things for certain. The Presidency for Obama, it's WAY over his head. If he can't finish a news conference, he surely can't finish his Presidency.

Anonymous said...

At one point, near the beginning, Obama let Bubba have the podium for a few minutes and then tried to take it back. Bubba wouldn't let it go. Just had to add a few things. Soon after, when Barry saw that Bubba wouldn't give the podium back, Barry excused himself. I have never seen a sitting POTUS excuse himself and leave any presser. So funny!