Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Obama Speaks!

Wow. I had nearly forgotten what a president is supposed to really sound like. After years of innuendos, fear tactics and guffaws, I was hypnotized by the straightforward answers the Prez gave in his first real address since taking office. No Hollywood glitz. No sugarcoating. And no broken record montage of bringing someone "to justice" or "fighting the war on terror." Just straight talk from a guy who inherited a double shitburger that this nation still has to digest somehow. A lot of tough questions on the economy, the Middle East and nuclear prliferation. The guy from the Post asked about A-Rod which was irrelevant. The guy from FOX asked a question that had no real basis (on some cryptic, random Biden quote, as if that's in short supply), but was intended to shed a negative light on the evening. Obama smiled through it and pretty much said, "I have no idea what this is about, but I'll try to give you a soundbite." Overall, it was a breath of fresh air to see a leader once again leading the country instead of, well.. you know.


Mauigirl said...

It was a refreshing change to have a President who actually can speak seriously and in full sentences and gives thought to his answers and doesn't make up nicknames for the press.

Loved his answer regarding Biden's quote. He wasn't disrespectful to Biden but at the same time he let them know he knows Biden tends to come out with some off the wall stuff sometimes!

Comrade Kevin said...

And sounding coherent and intelligent in his replies for a change, too!