Maybe it's just me, but I didn't think that  Barack Obama's news conference this evening was  a huge success for the president. The president's brain (Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel) has it in his head that if the administration runs into a problem, all that needs to be done is shove Obama out in front because he's the "best spokesman."

In fact, I think it's getting somewhat thin, especially tonight when he seemed quite uncomfortable, if not stumbling about in hi's presentation when he got off the teleprompter. All he basically did was say again what he had said before, which was what he said before, and which was what he said before. He looked uncertain that he could pull this health insurance thing off by Aug. 8, his deadline.


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  • You mean to tell me that the President of the United States is on television a lot and tries to be the spokesman for his administration?

    The nerve of the guy.

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