Since he was almost entirely unqualified for the office of the President, Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign often asserted that his superior judgment would more than make up for any possible lack of experience he might have.
Now, we all know of the worsening disaster happening in the Gulf of Mexico, right? While the oil continues to wash ashore and ***GASP!!!*** destroy the local environment there, Barack Obama displays what could only be considered more of that superior judgment he promised:
President Barack Obama plans to spend a long holiday weekend in Chicago.
The White House says Obama and his family will travel to their hometown on Thursday and stay through the weekend. It will be their first trip back home since a visit for Valentine’s Day weekend in February 2009.
In Obama’s absence, Vice President Joe Biden will participate in the customary wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington.
He will, however, make time to award a prize to Paul McCartney. Superior judgment, indeed! And a fine sense of priority, too, don’t you think?
Well, maybe he delegated the oil spill to one of his underlings. He’s got all those unconstitutional czars running around, so maybe one of them is doing something about this in Obama’s absence. How about it, EPA czar? Uh, don’t hold your breath:
Apparently Lisa Jackson figures that if Interior Dept CoS Tom Strickland could go white-water rafting while the oil spread, she can go raise money for the Democrats:
As the Obama administration struggles to contain the massive oil spill threatening the Louisiana coast, one of its top environmental officials will be the featured attraction at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats next week in Manhattan, at which donors are promised they can speak to her about their “issues of concern.”
I have an ‘issue of concern:’ the Governor of Louisiana is shouting at the federal government to sign off on emergency sand berms to keep the oil away from wetlands; and the administration is dithering.
I’m guessing Louisiana and other gulf states might be swinging a little more toward the red this November…
There’s my two cents.