CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O IS APPALLED BY ALL THE TALK OF HIS LIMP WRISTS (PICTURED HERE) AND SENT OUT RAHM TO OFFER A COUNTER EXPLANATION.
"BARRY O IS NOT LIMP WRISTED," INSISTED RAHM TO REPORTERS THIS AFTERNOON. "WHAT HAPPENED WAS HE WAS ASKED TO DO HIS IMPERSONATION OF LINDSAY WAGNER SINGING ON THE BIONIC WOMAN AND, AS WE ALL KNOW, WHEN SHE SANG 'IT'S GOOD TO BE ALIVE IN THE MORNING' OR 'FEELINGS' ON THE SHOW, SHE ALWAYS HELD THE MIKE WITH ONE HAND AND LET THE OTHER HAND DANGLE FROM THE WRIST. BARRY WAS JUST TROTTING OUT HIS IMPERSONATION OF MS. WAGNER. HE IS NOT AND NEVER HAS BEEN LIMP WRISTED."
SIGHING FOR EMPHASIS, RAHM THEN CONTINUED, "BARRY O IS A 2-FISTED HE-MAN WITH HAIR ON HIS CHEST AND A MANLY GRIP. AND IF ANYONE SAYS OTHERWISE, BARRY O WILL BREAK DOWN AND START SOBBING. SO CUT IT OUT!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
The White House knew while spinning all day Monday and continuing on Tuesday that two US service members were dead, killed by a bombing (a third wounded). But they didn't want you to know because it would interfere with Barack's messaging. It would hurt Brand Obama.
Thursday, Ari Shapiro (All Things Considered, NPR) reported, "The White House has been on a good news streak this week, accentuating the positive every day in areas ranging from Iraq to the BP oil well to the auto industry." But it's easy to have a 'good news' streak if you control what information gets out and what information doesn't.
Barack Obama grand-standed on the backs of 3 US service members -- two dead, one wounded. That announcement, which USF should have made on Monday, was killed because Barack needed some sweet-ass headlines.
First order of business for the White House, finding a fall guy or gal to blame the decision to bury the news of the 2 deaths Monday. Tony Karon (Time magazine) notes:
Despite Jeff divulging how he had bought a hose to kill himself, that he had plans, what happened is that they ended up discharging Jeff three-and-a-half days later. Two days after that, Jeff got into a single car accident, totaled our family car. He was unscathed. And he saved the two coffees that he went to get for his mother and for himself. And then, that weekend, we tried to bring him back, because it had gotten much more severe. And the VA, they didn't even bother calling a person who had the authority to enter him involuntarily. And he just came back home. And at that point, I was furious. I lost faith in the VA.
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