An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Is this guy serious? Or is this a spoof?
When these frightful times of financial confusion and credit constipation become too much, I dial up Barack Obama on YouTube to suppress my anxieties. The Voice works like aerosolized Paxil on my limbic system, reducing my blood pressure and lifting my mood.
If this president thing doesn’t work out for him, I’m sure Obama could make a living recording evacuation tapes for the airline industry: “The aircraft … in which you are seated … is falling … at a rate that Bernoulli’s principle … can not overcome. … As we crash … into the tarmac … please remain calm … unbuckle your safety belts … and walk in an orderly fashion … to the marked exits … to deplane.”
Well,even in such an emergency, I’d be more likely to fall asleep if I had to listen to BO drone….saying NOTHING. But granted, he does that quite well.
For one thing, he’s better at remaining calmer and more deliberate in his speech patter than John Wayne in a firefight—and better at it than any politician since Ronald Reagan. If he’s calm, I’m calm—even if my portfolio was last sighted burning its way to the bottom of the Bentley Subglacial Trench.
Speech pattern? Uh…..umm….. uh…. HUH?
Continuity and this sort of “settledness” was a hallmark of Obama’s campaign, and that strategy has evolved during the post-election period. At the exceedingly short press conferences that follow the introduction of some new administration hire, Obama often answers by saying he’s answered that question before. Asked about the Iranian bomb on Nov. 7, he said, “Let me state—repeat what I stated during the course of the campaign.” “Well, let me repeat a couple of things,” he said on Dec. 11 when asked about Gov. Blagojevich’s contact with his staff. When that didn’t shake the reporters, he repeated his repetition. “In terms of our involvement, I’ll repeat what I said earlier, which is I had no contact with the governor’s office.”
Seriously, does ANYONE have a clue what he’s said……about ANYTHING?