Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Todd, the sacrificial lamb

DURING PRESIDENT O'BAMA's press conference, NBC's Chuck Todd neatly framed the fallen level of awareness of the Washington media by asking why Obama had not called upon Americans to make sacrifices during the current recession.  Obama fielded the astonishing challenge cleanly, noting that Americans are sacrificing in numerous ways, including job furloughs and pay cuts.  Sit down, Chuck.

The question did, however, recall a similar question to George Bush by NBC's Brian Williams in the days following 9/11.  To which Dubya staggeringly replied:
"Americans are sacrificing.  I mean, we are, we are...You know, we pay a lot of taxes. Um, the uh...Americans sacrificed when they, um...You know when the economy went into the tank.  Americans sacrificed when...you know, air travel was disrupted." 


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