During the day yesterday, I’d read online of the bizarre impromptu joint press conference held by President Obama and former President Clinton after a meeting they’d had about how to
save Obama’s bacon best sell the tax compromise. Apparently, a few minutes into the event, the President of the United States walked out to go to a party, leaving his Democratic predecessor in charge. Commenters online were generally aghast, but I figured it couldn’t be as bad as it sounded.
I was wrong. Watch this.
Yo, Chief! You’re the President of the United States. The man in charge. You wanted the job!
And you just walk out of a press conference and let your stand-in handle it so you could go to a party? I doubt you could make yourself look any more feckless if you tried. At least Nixon had the decency to issue a formal resignation.
After watching that video, I had to check to see if Clinton had named his Cabinet, yet.
And speaking of former (and current?) President Clinton, I offer a few observations, based on the video clip:
But, back to the man who is supposedly our president… Will anyone, foreign or domestic, take him seriously after this last week?
*And the interns. Especially the interns.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)