The first 100 days news conference with President Obama was as exciting as 2 hours of "Striped Bass Fishing" on ESPN2, only without all the warmth and charm.
While trying to implement the policies of Karl Marx, the administration's ineptitude and blunders were more reminiscent of Groucho Marx. But who would call him on it? Not anyone in the Washington Re-press core of hand-picked reporters, holding hand-picked questions. They fawned all over him, throwing softball questions, asking him, "What was your most enchanting moment?" You think they would have ever asked Bush a question like that?
No questions about the Stimulus Bill that we needed to pass immediately for the sake of the nation... but the jobs won't begin to be created until 2010 (an election year).
No questions about transparency, and the Stimulus bill that passed (without the 5 days to look over everything that the American people were promised). What about the fact that it was passed without it being read?
No questions about double digit unemployment in 100 cities, and GNP down 6% in the first quarter... after the Stimulus. No questions about anything relevant to the American people. The media will not confront this President. How can they? They put him in office.
Fox decided not to carry yet another Obama PR event, and instead ran a first run episode of its "Lie To Me", which is a great new show. With the American people finally starting to get tired of the press conference pontification, Fox easily won the ratings for that time slot.
So, for those of you who watched "Lie To Me" on Fox, let me tell you what you missed: Obama's latest installment of what could be called a full season of "Lie To Me".