January 14, 2010, - 11:20 am
It’s good that Barack Obama finally commented on the suffering of the people of Haiti and dispatched American help. Yes, morally we should help them because it’s the right thing to do. But strategically, we must help them because if we don’t, we’ll soon find Obama welcoming thousands more Haitian refugees to our shores and entitlement roles.
That said, before President Obama concerned himself with Haiti or any of the other most important issues of the day, he was busy hangin’ with his peeps (slang for “people” or “supporters”) at People Magazine commenting on the most important issue facing America and the world:
President Barack Obama in a recent interview expressed faith that embattled golfer Tiger Woods can restore his once-sterling reputation.
The president told People magazine in an interview that will hit newsstands Friday that he “absolutely” believes that Woods can rehabilitate his broken personal life after it was revealed he has had multiple extramarital affairs.
“I’m a strong believer that anybody can look within themselves, find their flaws and fix them,” he said. “I’m sure he feels terrible about what happened, and I suspect that he will try to put his life back together again.”
Well, that’s nice, but why the heck is the President commenting on that? Has he never heard the words, “no comment” or “I don’t think it’s appropriate for the President of the United States to comment on that kind of matter”? Nope.
Americans are less interested in what our President thinks about a near-billionaire’s chances of “recovery” from harem-itis versus his wallowing, declining country’s recovery from every malady he’s helped along.
What’s next–will President Obama weigh in on the latest season of “The Bachelor” or whether Heidi Montag Pratt of “The Hills” had too much plastic surgery? Don’t bet against it.
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