Another short post from a hotel in an undisclosed location:
Mark Halperin got suspended from MSNBC yesterday for saying the President acted like a “dick” during his recent news conference. I’ve got to tell you when I saw Obama compare congress critters unfavorably to his ten and twelve year old daughters I thought to myself “wow, that was pretty nasty and unproductive.” That’s long-hand for “acted like a dick.”
Halperin actually gave early warning he was going to use “salty speech” and Joe Scarborough egged him on expecting the seven second delay to give the producer time to bleep any offensive language. The producer pressed the wrong button and “dick” flew over the airways. So was Halperin sanctioned for using the term or because the term made it on air? If everyone had heard “bleep” instead of dick, would there have been a ruckus?
Bottom line, Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary took a page out of the Nixon enemies list handbook and called MSNBC to complain. I say to Jay Carney and President Obama, grow a pair. Far worse things have been said about Obama than his acting like a dick when he did indeed act like a dick.
Oh yeah … Jay Carney … I just said it. President Barack Obama did indeed act like a dick. Now call up WordPress and take my blog down. Or maybe spend time on better things like helping the President communicate a plan that avoids economic Armageddon on August 2, 2011.