He is not nice. Not nice at all. Just ask Palin and her family. And now Romney and his kids (and dog). A nice guy would have put the hammer down and stop the attacks on the family. Obama and his administration most likely green-lights them.
I'm not sure even Michelle thinks Obama is a nice person.
Oh sure she does... someone who would eat dog would eat anything...
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Thanks for that, CrazyFool. I may never get that image out of my head.
As for the nice guy, I remember hearing the same thing about jimmuh carter. I understand what the article is saying, maybe it's even right. Romney wants to play it cool for all the lame brains out there in TV land and not be seen as some raving, right-wing nut. But Obama is not a nice guy. Neither was jimmuh. That's giving them too much credit.
You do not need ad hominum attacks. Agree. But the MSM and internet commentary alike are so hooked on this type of attack, that is mostly what comes to the surface.
A certain kind of wise crack response can be used to counter ad hominem attacks, but nowadays is rare. FDR used them, e.g. by having his dog Fala make the comment: Well, of course, I don't resent attacks, and my family don't resent attacks--but Fala does resent them. Maybe that's why Fala has his own statue in DC.
How about, "If I had a son, he'd look like Brian Terry." ?
How about, "The media and the Democrats are far more concerned about how I spend my own money than they are about how Obama wastes other people's money."
Etc. This kind of response just doesn't seem to be in Romney's repertoire.
Three more Secret Service officers resigned Friday in the expanding prostitution scandal that has brought scorching criticism of agents' behavior in Colombia just before President Barack Obama's visit for a summit meeting last week. Agency Director Mark Sullivan came to the White House late Friday to personally brief Obama in the Oval Office.
About time Champ was 'briefed'...
Better than 'boxered'...
...and we won't get into what Moo-chelle may have done to him...
The Secret Service announced the new resignations, bringing to six the number of agency officers who have lost their jobs so far because of events at their hotel in Cartagena.
Also late Friday, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa urged a broader investigation, including checking hotel records for White House advance staff and communications personnel who were in Cartagena for the summit. In a letter to Sullivan and the inspector general at the Homeland Security Department, Grassley asked whether hotel records for the White House staffers had been pulled as part of the investigations.
Ho-ho, now isn't that an interesting turn? Let's see who else was living the 'high' life in Colombia when they were supposed to be doing advance work...
Obama's spokesman has assailed Republican criticism
That's a spinal reflex...
that has attempted to blame a lack of presidential leadership for the scandal and has said Obama would be angry if allegations published so far proved to be true. Friday's was Obama's first personal briefing by Sullivan on the subject, officials said.
The Secret Service briefed about two-dozen congressional staff members Friday, mainly from the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to one individual who was there but was not authorized to be quoted by name.
The person said investigators have photo ID's and names from a Cartagena, Colombia, hotel registry for all the women who stayed overnight and are in the process of conducting interviews. Investigators have interviewed maids and said no alcohol or drugs were found in the rooms. Those under investigation were offered polygraphs and drug tests. It is unclear whether anyone accepted, the person said.
I wouldn't be saying a word except through my lawyer if I was any of them...
Grassley, in his letter to Sullivan and the Homeland Security inspector general, Charles Edwards, asked about checks on hotels in Cartagena for White House advance staff members and the White House Communications Agency, which includes military personnel: "Have records for overnight guests for those entities been pulled as part of the investigation? ... If not, why not?"
Additionally, Grassley, top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked whether rooms were shared by Secret Service, the communications agency and the presidential advance staff.
Just what Champ would need, a wider scandal that reaches right into the White House...
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Socialist champion Francois Hollande stamped his authority on the French presidential race Sunday, winning the first round of polling and setting up a May 6 run-off with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. ...23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. Sarkozy is married to singer-songwriter Carla Bruni, who has a really nice birthday suit... Hollande won between 28 and 29 percent of the vote in the first round, to Sarkozy's 25.5 to 27, according to estimates compiled from ballot samples by several polling agencies and obtained by AFP from multiple sources.
But the surprise package was the far-right anti-immigrant candidate Marine Le Pen, who won between 18 and 20 percent -- her National Front party's best showing which complicated forecasts for the second round.
Sarkozy is the only incumbent French president to lose a first round-vote in modern French history and opponents of all stripes queued up to pronounce his political obituary in live broadcasts and speeches to supporters.
who won between 18 and 20 percent -- her National Front party's best showing which complicated forecasts for the second round.
If she swings her followers behind Sarkozy, Sarkozy wins. Only problem, they hate each other. However, she has Sarkozy by the nuts and she knows it