You gotta love it!

I can’t remember where I saw the comment, but I remember someone telling us how great it was to have a president in command of himself and his answers to questions.

Obama Town Hall Questioners Were Campaign Backers

By Garance Franke-Ruta

President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft — though far from planted — questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message of the day.

Obama has said, “I think it’s important to engage your critics … because not only will you occasionally change their mind but, more importantly, sometimes they will change your mind,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs recounted to The Post’s Lois Romano in an interview Wednesday.

But while the online question portion of the White House town hall was open to any member of the public with an Internet connection, the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a donor to Obama’s campaign in 2008.

Much more at the link; hat tip to Jeff Goldstein, who got it from Glenn Reynolds.

Irony is so ironic.


  1. Well, he was going to send Dick Cheney back out turkey hunting, to bring him a real one, but couldn’t find anyone to go with him.

  2. I dunno…the only people clinging to “the turkey was real” are the online devoted. And I’ve eaten MRE turkey and I don’t know if I could tell the difference if it was real or fake.

  3. I never got sick of MRE raspberry pop tarts and that was over sixteen years ago and I’m still buying them today. Old habits die hard.

  4. johnqcitizen> You know what the mainstream media’s bias is toward? Crap. And crap commercials advertising crap in between more crap. Move out of your parents basement and get a life.

  5. MikeG really is missing his calling.

    He seems to think that he knows all sorts of things about all sorts of people, from where they live (‘parent’s basement’ to certain anatomical dimensions.

    I do not remember ever meeting his wife/girlfriend/mother but whatever they are telling him about me, it is a lie. I have made a point of avoiding pick-up bars. Perhaps there are some where I can drive a car inside……

    Then again, I am married.

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