As usual I'm going to enter the political arena when I have no business doing so.
I am not a supporter of the President. I am actually quite ambivalent as I have a tendency to ignore certain things I simply cannot control. I know, I know. My vote can help control things. But during a President's term there is not much I can do whether I voted for him or not. I am one person, working for a living, hoping to someday collect my social security.
One thing I can pay attention to though is the level of respect that the general public has for the office of the President. In my heart of hearts I would hope that the average person has respect for the office and the person elected as the head of our country. Damn, it's a job I sure wouldn't want and the person that does has a lot of guts and determination. You think just anyone wants to take on being in charge of over 300 million people?? I think not.
Whether or not we like or dislike the President and his policies, he deserves some respect. During a speech yesterday on immigration, the President was "heckled" (actually he was asked a question while he was still speaking) by a reporter. A White House Correspondent for The Daily Caller (I've never heard of it), Neil Munro, just couldn't wait.
Obama did not take too kindly to this interruption. He was visibly agitated and never did answer the question that was posed. We shouldn't interrupt the person that holds the highest office. It's just not right.
However, is this the type of situation that has to be blown up into epic proportions by the media? The guy was over anxious. Rude, yes - it's probably not a career enhancing move to interrupt The President during a speech but like many similar type incidents, the media will carry on and on about it. As of right this minute there are 81,000,000 google search results for the subject.
We can all see how quickly the Romney was a bully story died. I wonder if this will die as quickly. Perhaps Munro can issue an apology and then Obama can actually answer the question he was asked.
Would that be as newsworthy?