Monday, February 9, 2009

How Unpresidential

President Obama went to Indiana today for a town meeting and his handlers blew it big time.

They let ordinary people in to the event, they didn’t check them for insurgent Republican t-shirts or bumperstickers, they didn’t make them sign loyalty oaths, and they let them ask any question they wanted. For example, one woman had the nerve to ask:

“You have come to our county and asked us to trust you, but those that you have appointed to your Cabinet are not trustworthy and can not handle their own budget and tax issues. I’m one of those who thinks you need to have a beer with Sean Hannity, so tell me why, from my side …”

No one from the security detail hustled her out of the room and threatened her with arrest.

The president was forced to dodge the issue of the invitation from Mr. Hannity:

Now, with respect to Sean Hannity, I didn’t know that he had invited me for a beer. But I will take that under advisement. Generally, his opinion of me does not seem to be very high. But, uh, but I’m always good for a beer.

No one could have imagined that someone would want to have a beer with him.

What the hell is this country coming to?