Friday, March 20, 2009

Let's get this out of the way....

Ok, ok. Pres. Obama said "Special Olympics' when referring to his bowling skills on Leno last night. Yes, it made me wince, but it's not the stupidest thing he has ever said so far. Are we really going to slice and dice every slip up he makes like the left did with Bush? Didn't we get SICK of it?

Payback may be a b*tch, but I think we have enough substantive issues and differences that we don't need to pick apart a not well chosen phrase.

What bothers me is that a sitting President even went on The Tonight Show. Just seeing him sitting on that couch like a TV sit com star wanna be, made me uncomfortable.

Obama is trying to keep his ratings up so he can keep passing all his legislative goals (bigger govt), but it's time for him to stop campaigning and start governing (had to add this to further the point, First Read points out that yesterday Obama accidently referred to "voters", showing him to still be in "candidate mode"). Just saying that he is there to "fix problems" isn't enough. He needs to stop townhalls, stop basketball charts, stop Tonight Show appearances, and sit down at the White House, listen to people who know their stuff, and make the tough decisions.

Be the President, Mr. President, not a celebrity.

Update: Let's take a look at someone who really understands Special Olympics. Here is Gov. Palin addressing the 2009 Special Olympics: