Παρασκευή, 5 Απριλίου 2013

President Obama Apologizes to Kamala Harris, Can Still Mislead on Guns, Sequester, Propose a Budget No One Likes


politicianOn Wednesday in Denver, the
president made
several misleading comments about gun policies
. The mainstream
media is increasingly
picking up
on the fact that sequestration isn’t the
calamity
his administration
promised
. Both Republicans and Democrats are upset by the

president’s budget proposal
, which also came two months late.
So what did the president apologize for today? Calling California’s
Kamala Harris, “by far the best looking attorney general in the
country.” Was Jack Conway
upset
?


In fact, Jay Carney said the president called her to apologize
for the distraction the comments caused. Obama’s not a stranger to
the wheel of outrage, having apologized in 2008 for
calling a Michigan television reporter “sweetie.” At the LA
Times
, Robin Abcarian
offered
that the president’s remarks were more “wolfish” than
“sexist” but then pointed out the obvious, that looks matter. She
concluded by repeating that no one would’ve cared what the
“gorgeous” Sarah Palin had to say if she didn’t have good looks, a
familiar
trope
used to diminish Palin’s political positions. Obama, of
course, didn’t do that this time. He even prefaced his comments on
Harris by calling her “brilliant” and “dedicated.” But he
apologized anyway.


And you can say you were there, when the president apologized

for innocent drone deaths

his foreign policy

his economic policies
getting some things
wrong
 drawing attention to his opinion on a
politician’s good looks.

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