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So, did anyone catch President Obama's press conference? For me it seemed particularly absurd that Tim was just calling the POTUS an idiot, considering how cogent, coherent, articulate, and quick witted he was. Certainly the highlight for me was when he used the above line on a reporter who was pushing him about why he didn't respond to the AIG bonus brewhaha for a couple of days.

Here's a link to an interesting analysis -- it goes into the politics of who was called on in what order:

And that was that. Within an hour, President Obama had answered direct questions on each and every major issue that his administration has tackled in its opening sprint. He was accessible, thorough, and consistent. He took the last question from the AFP as an opportunity to sum up his principals, and convey why they were interdependant. Unlike his detractors, he has a plan, and it is comprehensive.

Seeing the line of questioning in total gave a sense of just how much the administration has already taken on, and already accomplished. There are arguments to be made on either side of the aisle, to be sure, but there has been no attempt to back down from any of the issues, or to shut down any line of questioning. This, we can only hope, is what transparency looks like.

http://tinyurl.com/c9otdv

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That particular remark hit the right spot with me too. Loved it.

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I didn't watch the whole thing, but as I watched I was mindful of some of the comments on this board about him, so it was with a critical eye.

I found him articulate, intelligent and didn't seem to rely on prompters or notes or be high on drugs.

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So basically, the previous post about Obama was a bunch of horseswallop? ;)

Vitriolic, unmentionable word speech?

:D

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Horseswallop? That is a new phrase, Stan. Is it the same as codswallop? I know that one. :D

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Maybe I meant codswallop. :)

ROFL... Don't know where I got horse from.

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So basically, the previous post about Obama was a bunch of horseswallop? ;)

Vitriolic, unmentionable word speech?

:D

Pretty much.

However, everyone is entitled to their opinion and should feel free to express it. :)

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Indeed.

They can voice whatever opinions they want. :)

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So basically, the previous post about Obama was a bunch of horseswallop? ;)

:D

Hey, that's a lot more imaginative than the term I usually use for it...........:D

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