I like this from Betty Jean Kling:
“I must have the swine flu or have slipped into the outer limits – I just heard two speeches neither of which I would bother to listen to if I were not home sick in bed.
Obama first. With his Teleprompters and well scripted and delivered speech he was fresh off his first big loss and it was a bi partisan loss at that. I saw right through his pretty words – I found myself wishing his tellies would go down so he wouldn’t know where to go next. Anyway I have never seen such a display of “I” this, “I” that and “I” the other thing- boy has this guy got a case of omnipotence.
And while talking transparency on one hand and bashing the last administration on the other it became apparent Obama was on the defense himself ( more on that later) he brought on but did not seem to be expecting the last administration to defend itself. In other words what a load of hog wash – so far he has accomplished lots of great words but very little positive action and we are still waiting for him to do more that yak at us all day every day.
When will this guy shut the hell up and do something besides blame everything on past administrations. He started his speech by telling us what a hard job this is and what challenges he has to face- helllllo- we could have told him that! That is exactly why we wanted the more experienced Hillary Clinton to be president!
Cheney who was already scheduled to speak on national defense weeks ago found himself preempted by Obama and oddly enough and without teleprompter nor any time to draft a well thought out retort served up a tough and resounding reply that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Cheney’s defense was sound and made Obama’s attack on them sound foolish compared to Cheney’s reasoning and when Cheney clarified ( several times) that Obama reserved only to himself the right to put back into use the same enhanced interrogation techniques he just claimed to have completely outlawed based on a fifteen minute Constitutional and moral dissertation , I could hardly breathe.
Next Cheney took on Obama’s claims regarding the release of enhanced interrogation techniques but his refusal to release the results of the use of those procedures. Obama had just explained since the notion of water boarding was already out there he thought releasing that tidbit was appropriate however releasing the results may incite terrorists.
Cheney debunked that as ridiculous stating until Obama released the information – it was only conjecture and that the releasing thereof would incite both at home without releasing the benefits. He again stressed if Obama was going to be that morally and constitutionally opposed then he should not have reserved for himself the right to reinstitute its use.”
Sing it, Betty Jean! And speaking of President Oshutupalready, his Teleprompter (that’s a picture of him up top next to Darth Cheney) was not impressed with the address the speechwriters loaded into his memory for President OlookmaIcanread to read aloud:
“let’s turn a negative into a win-win: make the guys in Guantanamo have to sit through that and let’s see what happens. Waterboarding might be preferable.
That speech was so long, a full day without a terrorist attack passed by.”