To be honest, I am sick of Barack Obama's face.He's everywhere. He was on ESPN. He was on the Tonight Show. It's too much. It's overexposure.He was on 60 Minutes... again!It's saturation Obama, and it isn't over. He's screwing up prime time (American Idol) on Tuesday night by commandeering the air waves for a news conference. We don't need that.But back to 60 Minutes--After NCAA coverage ended, 60 Minutes was up next. It was left on in the background. I wasn't really watching Steve Kroft's intervew with Obama. I was busy doing other things, but I would listen now and then, and look at the screen now and then.I was thinking how arrogant he sounded and how smug he looked.Then came the laughing. It was so weird that even Kroft couldn't let it go unmentioned.Transcript
ON THE SUBJECT OT THE AILING AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS STILL COMMITTED TO HELPING GENERAL MOTORS AND CHRYSLER AVERT BANKRUPTCY, BUT HE SAYS THEY HAVE YET TO DEMONSTRATE THEY CAN REMAIN ECONOMICALLY VIABLE. AND THERE ARE MAJOR POLITICAL OBSTACLES.PRESIDENT OBAMA: I just want to say that-- the only thing less popular than putting money into banks is putting money (LAUGHS) into the auto industry. So--STEVE KROFT: 18 percent are in favor.PRESIDENT OBAMA: (LAUGHS) That's--STEVE KROFT: Seventy-six percent against.PRESIDENT OBAMA: It-- it-- it's not a high number.STEVE KROFT: You're sitting here. And you're-- you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, "I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about (LAUGHTER) money--” How do you deal with-- I mean, wh-- explain -PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well--STEVE KROFT: --the mood and your laughter.PRESIDENT OBAMA: Yeah, I mean, there's got to be--STEVE KROFT: Are you punch drunk?PRESIDENT OBAMA: No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to (LAUGHS) get you through the day. You know, sometimes my team-- talks about the fact that if-- if you had said to us a year ago that-- the least of my problems would be Iraq, which is still a pretty serious problem-- I don't think anybody would have believed it. But-- but we've got a lot on our plate. And-- a lot of difficult decisions that we're going to have to make.STEVE KROFT: Afghanistan.PRESIDENT OBAMA: Speaking of which. Yeah.Obama said he wasn't punch drunk.OK.Then why was he laughing so inappropriately?He should have said yes.Obama has a sick, twisted sense of humor.OBAMA: "There's gotta be a little gallows humor to (LAUGHS) get you through the day."Give me a break!The cameras are rolling. He's sitting there with the lights on him. This was hardly the time for Obama to be laughing.Does he need "a little gallows humor" to get him through the interview with Kroft?Did Obama forget where he was, that he wasn't a celebrity doing a guest spot with Leno?It looked absolutely terrible for Obama to laugh when discussing the country's economic crisis.But it makes perfect sense. He jokes about bowling like a Special Olympics athlete. Of course, he would laugh about the sorry state of the auto industry.Fair or not, he came across as arrogant and insensitive, thoughtless and selfish. It appears that is the real Obama, stripped of his teleprompeter. Very unbecoming.