The First Press Conference: Off to a Bad Start

November 7, 2008

Less than a week after PE-BHO’s grandmother died and a few days after becoming PE, how does the first press conference go?

What we’ll remember from the “historic” first press conference is that the guy made fun of an aging widow recovering from an injury.  Via Ben Smith:

“I have spoken to all of them who are living,” he says. “I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any séances,” he says.

He was responding to a question, from the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet, about whether he’d spoken to all of the “living” former presidents.

He was apparently referring to the reports in the 1980s that Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer while in the White House. Mary Todd Lincoln, however, reportedly held actual séances.

While completely tasteless, that is not the most offensive thing to come out of his mouth during the press conference. We are about to see the biggest expansion of government since, well, the Bush administration:

New stimulus package

Auto industry bailout

Extension of unemployment benefits

Before he does any of this, PE-BHO needs to tell us where the money is coming from.



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  3. I hate to focus on form over substance. But since his oratory skills helped propel him into the Office of the President Elect, it is interesting to listen to him speak without the aid of a teleprompter. I counted 136 uhs and ums in his response to nine questions from the press. Not uh, that um there is uh anything wrong with um that.

  4. He’s speaking in code… I’m sure of it. He’s doing those anti-white rants from forty and fifty years ago… I’m certain of it!

  5. Obama knows that he was selected by the New World Order.

    He knows he just bought and stole the election.

    He knows the media got him elected.

    He knows he is an illegal alien.

    He knows that he is really just a pretentious ‘mutt’

    He is desperate for some validation because he is just white trash! :mrgreen:

    “Out damn spot. Out I say. Who would have thought the old man had so much blood in him. All the perfumes of Arabia shall not sweeten this little hand.” -Macbeth

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