Hear that? The sweet sound of silence. For a week, we've heard practically nothing from President Barack Obama. Well, almost nothing. A few good words for the departed Sen. Ted Kennedy, a few comments to the press about the economy. But a week without daily appearances at town hall meetings, press conferences, speeches and TV manifestations.
Have you heard anyone complain that we've been deprived of our daily dose of Obama?
Not that Obama didn't have a few things to think about. Like his health care fantasia that washed up on the beach of the vacation island like a blubbery whale carcass. While he golfed, public support for the health care reform he dreamed up sank. For once, the president gave the public relations a rest and in private, he contemplated with his advisers how to save face. Something tells me that he'll need more than a week.