Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Wan 
Damn damn damn damn damn.

The Wan.

Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.
But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.
Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.

Surprised at the volume of business?

What, did he think being President was simply a bunch of ribbon cuttings, photo ops, and state dinners? Well, welcome to the world of actually having executive responsibility, Mr. President.

It's kind of like campaigning, except you don't get to hire a campaign director to run it for you.

Seriously, this is one of many problems with liberals. They think government has to provide solutions for everything, and so they run themselves ragged trying to create government solutions for everything, instead of simply steering the ship and keeping government out of the damned way.

The Wan himself is more arrogant than most... though I'm sure Kerry and Gore both would have given him a run for his money.

Being arrogant, and of course having hired a romper room cabinet, The Wan feels he must micromanage everything. That's how top-level executives become overwhelmed. The feel they have to provide direction and guidance and get in the weeds on every little stupid thing, and they forget that their most important job is to THINK.

The Wan, never having held any real executive responsibility in his life, has yet to learn this lesson.

Hell, not only has The Wan never held any real executive responsibility - he's never been in a position to learn from someone who has!

Who has he worked for or been mentored by whom he could have learned from and observed in action, day to day? Governor Blago? Mayor Daley? All his role models are activists, other legislators, or terrorists.

A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama's inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to "even fake an interest in foreign policy".

This must be that "smarter approach to diplomacy" I've heard so much about.

A British official conceded that the furore surrounding the apparent snub to Mr Brown had come as a shock to the White House. "I think it's right to say that their focus is elsewhere, on domestic affairs. A number of our US interlocutors said they couldn't quite understand the British concerns and didn't get what that was all about."

That's because The Wan's administration is a government of naive and unserious people for naive and unserious people. Don't we have any protocol officers left over on the White House staff?

The American source said: "Obama is overwhelmed. There is a zero sum tension between his ability to attend to the economic issues and his ability to be a proactive sculptor of the national security agenda.

I don't know. Ronald Reagan somehow fucking managed it.

Then again, Ronald Reagan was a lot smarter than The Wan, and a better executive, to boot. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, libtards!

British diplomats insist the visit was a success, with officials getting the chance to develop closer links with Mr Obama's aides. They point out that the president has agreed to meet the prime minister for further one-to-one talks in London later this month, ahead of the G20 summit on April 2.

Good. I hear Target's having a sale on American Flag-themed bathmats!

Splash, out


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