Obamateurism of the Day
posted at 8:05 am on November 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
I’m going to revisit yesterday’s OOTD, because our commenters picked up on something I saw only after I’d posted it. In Barack Obama’s response to Fox News about the wildly inflated Porkulus job numbers, he testily insisted that he was devoting himself to the creation of new jobs. Well, devoting himself while devoting himself, actually (emphasis mine):
“The question now is, can we make sure we’re accelerating job growth? That’s my No. 1 job. Nobody’s been more disappointed than I have to see how high the unemployment rate has gotten. And I spend every waking hour, when I’m talking to my economic team, about how we are going to put people back to work.”
He spends every waking hour talking to his economic team? No. He spends every waking hour figuring out how to put people back to work? No. He spends those “waking hours” when he talks to his economic team … er … talking about economics. That comes straight from the Department of Redundancy Department.
I’ll bet he spends every waking hour, when he’s talking to his political team, about how he’s going to put himself back into the White House, too. Maybe next time he’ll actually do something.
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