Neither did I.
Anyway, it was so bad that The Chicago Jesus slinked out of town before sun-up to duck the press. He literally boarded Marine One and made his get-away when the landing site at Camp David was below minimums and there was a weather advisory:
In a highly unusual maneuver, President Obama’s 30 minute flight to the Presidential mountain retreat at Camp David this afternoon was diverted to an undisclosed landing near Frederick, Maryland and a motorcade assembled to drive him to the nearby site. White House press secretary Jay Carney tells ABC News a “bad weather call” was made before the President and his younger daughter Sasha even boarded the aircraft.One wonders if THE WIDE LOAD FLOTUS would be making the trip four hours later in a separate USMC CH-53? Also, why didn't he just jump into a limo and do the who trip by car instead of taking Marine One to some off-field landing site, ginning up a motorcade (which you know originated in D.C.) to drive there, and then drive to Camp David.
Carney says they have now arrived safely at Camp David. It remains unexplained why the President would be allowed to board Marine One knowing that the landing site on the mountain was experiencing weather making a landing difficult.
The press first learned of the diversion when wire agency still photographers, who traditionally stand by at Camp David for news coverage in case of an emergency, were told by the military at the mountain top Marine base that the President would be motorcading.
He must be in love with the trappings of power and be desperate to flee the probing questions.
But nothing ceases to amaze about this clown. It was disclosed this afternoon that his heralded, earth-stopping speech that he just absolutely, positively make before a joint session of Congress would not contain the entirety of his so-called economic
Aides say Thursday’s speech will be part of a bigger plan the White House will roll out throughout the fall with the president hitting the road for speeches and town hall appearances. Aides have already confirmed that Obama will be traveling to California, Colorado, and Washington state for one three-day swing later this month that will include economic events as well as some fund raising.
The move could be a way to try and lower the stakes for Thursday’s Joint Session appearance, but it could also be an attempt by the administration to show the president is trying to stay all over the economy heading into what will likely be an uphill re-election battle.
“There’s no question the president will want to keep returning to jobs,” one top aide told Fox News. “I don’t want to downplay the speech [next week] — it’s going to be substantial. But the idea that this is the be-all and end-all is wrong.”One scenario being discussed by White House aides is the president highlighting individual economic proposals at appearances around the country throughout the Fall, just as the Republican presidential candidates are ramping up the sales pitch for their own economic proposals.
So The Craven Coward not only slips out of town to avoid commenting to the press on the putrid job numbers, but he also spent 10 days on Martha's Vineyard only playing golf and motorcading around the island visiting his cronies instead of working on his
Now that isn't even done!
Christ! He's like some kid in college who fritters away a Winter vacation and now has to pull an all-nighter on the Sunday before class to complete a 50-page term paper. And when that doesn't work, he shows up in class and hands the prof chapter one explaining, "I'll be turning in chapter two next Monday and the following chapters in subsequent weeks."
..which reminds me; how's that effort to get him to release his college transcripts coming?
AFTERTHOUGHT UPDATE: Another aggravating thought occurred to me. He's making a swing through the nation to pitch the remainder of his pathetic plan at the same time the GOP candidates are "ramping up the sales pitch for their own economic proposals"? And it's going to be interspersed with fundraisers? Sure as hell sounds to me like he's campaigning for President on our nickel.
Doesn't it to you, boys and girls?