No need to comment on the Presidential Press Conference. It was a yawn wrapped within a snooze surrounded by a nap. But for the Twitters from the correspondents the total show would have been a paradox.
Yes the O looked presidential. But when he tried to answer questions he seemed lost in the fog, and his answers went on and on (and on.) Here’s a quick summary of all issues/questions: you all amuse me, but tonight I’m here to be serious and express my outrage at the greedy capitalist pigs, and to assure you that I’m optimistic about taking your money and putting it to better use than you ever could. And to remind you that Bush and his crew created this dung-heap; did I mention that it takes time to turn a big ship around? heh, heh, let’s not have any of those Titanic jokes tonight, OK? This is serious. Oh, oh, oh - and I want to assure you that you needn’t worry about the reduction in tax deductions for charitable donations. From now on the government will take all of your money and redistribute it as we see fit. Your government is much more reliable than private charities anyway.
One hour, 13 questions. Rule of thumb: There is an inverse relationship between the length of the answer to a question and the speaker’s command of the subject.
Nearly 5 minutes per question: I’m just saying…