Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Comforting the Comfortable

Or, the story of how the MSM views it’s role in the Obama regime:

As ferociously as we march like villagers with torches against Blagojevich, we have been, in the true spirit of the Bizarro universe, the polar opposite with the president-elect. Deferential, eager to please, prepared to keep a careful distance.

The Obama news conferences tell that story, making one yearn for the return of the always-irritating Sam Donaldson to awaken the slumbering press to the notion that decorum isn't all it's cracked up to be.

The press corps, most of us, don't even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who've been advised they will be called upon that day.”

So, only the select few get to ask questions at Obama pressers? The next step is to simply give them the questions as well. After that, the mandatory form of address to Pres. Elect Obama will be your choice of “Dear Leader”, “Great Helmsman”, or “ Your Imperial Majesty”.

Not sure why Obama feels like he needs a dog – he’s already got the White House Press Corps.