See Presidents through the eyes of those who protect them

The North Star National has an interesting write-up on journalist Ronald Kessler’s book In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents they Protect. Kessler interviewed over 100 former Secret Service agents to get their accounts of their time served with Presidents both past and present, and the President that gets the worst rating? Jimmy Carter (via Hot Air Headlines):

Carter is portrayed as a phony according to the agents interviewed by Kessler. Carter would put on a show for the public to convey himself as a common man, but it was never anymore than an act. For instance, we are told that when Carter would make a point of carrying his own luggage in front of the press, he was really carrying empty bags. He expected others to carry his real luggage. Unfriendly, Carter “didn’t want the police officers and agents looking at him or speaking to him when he went to the [Oval] office,” explained an assistant White House usher. “The only time I saw a smile on Carter’s face was when the cameras were going,” one former agent told Kessler.

After his presidency, Kessler reports that when Carter would stay at a townhouse maintained for former presidents in D.C., he would take down pictures of other presidents and put up more pictures of himself! “The Carters were the biggest liars in the world,” one agent told Kessler of the Carter era.

Carter, not surprisingly, denied to Kessler through a lawyer many of the allegations in the book.

Not surprising, considering Carter has been in denial for about half his life on a number of issues, including the fact that he views his country as the enemy and believes terrorist outfits like Hamas truly desire “peace.”

Speaking of former Presidents, anyone catch the History Channel’s Kennedy family documentary? It’s called “The Curse of Power.” I don’t know if it’s new or not, but while I was out sick this week, they aired a well-researched, non-politically correct piece about the Kennedys going all the way back to Joe, Sr. I knew this family was deeply corrupt and crooked, but I had no idea just how much. If you get a chance to watch it, you should. The next time it airs is Sunday the 18th at 1 PM ET. It’s also for sale at for $29.95 plus shipping. There’s a good synopsis of it at that same link.

WH communications director Anita Dunn hates Fox News, loves Chairman Mao

I wish I could say this was surprising:

Another great catch from Glenn Beck. No wonder Ms. Dunn hasn’t called him on the red phone yet.

Of course, she tried to pass it off later as a “joke” but the joke’s on her.

Greg Hengler asks:

At what point does America correlate Obama’s friends and associates with him? Why is it that we can discern fakes, phonies and degenerates when choosing our friends but fail to use those principles when choosing the leader of the free world?

Here’s one answer. Feel free to add to it.


Obama to win AL and NL MVP honors?

I missed this late last week, and just saw this funny as heck link thanks to a liberal friend who can’t stand Obama:

In a stunning turn of events, President Barack Obama has swept baseball’s postseason honors in both leagues, a feat never before accomplished and long considered impossible.

At a hastily scheduled press conference, Commissioner of Major League Baseball Bud Selig announced that Obama has been named Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award Winner and Most Valuable Player in both the American and National Leagues. These honors come on the heels of Obama’s surprise selection as Rolaids Relief Man.

“In 2009, President Barack Obama was baseball,” said Selig. “From throwing out the first pitch at the 2009 All-Star Game to visiting the broadcast booth at the 2009 All-Star Game, the President’s accomplishments defined this entire historic season.”

Even those players who lost to Obama were gracious. “Did I think I was going to win the AL MVP?” asked Twins catcher Joe Mauer. “Well, I led the league in hitting, played a difficult position in the field, and guided my team to the playoffs. But that pales in comparison to the contribution President Obama has made to America’s pastime.”

“I didn’t know you could play in both leagues at the same time,” said Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, reigning NL MVP and favorite for this year’s award. “But after Barack Obama won the Heisman Trophy last year, I knew he was capable of anything.”

LOL. Make sure to read the whole thing. It’s quite surprising to see that the liberal HuffPo can be intentionally funny when it wants to be ;)