Norah O’Donnell: WH staffers having oil nightmares

posted at 11:36 am on June 8, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Isn’t this the most tone-deaf defense since Tony Hayward declared that he wanted his life back? Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters captures this moment from MS-NBC’s Norah O’Donnell during her appearance on Morning Joe today, in which she attempted to backfill the missing “I feel your pain” campaign from the White House. She tells the panel in an emotional moment that the Obama administration has been consumed by the Deepwater Horizon blowout and Gulf crisis, before appearing to choke up at the heartrending nature of the staff’s predicament:

NORAH O’DONNELL: I think what’s noteworthy and interesting is that the White House is trying to make the point that they’re failing to communicate how they’re doing on these issues. That the reason the the president’s poll numbers slipped and even as we saw earlier about people think that the president’s handled this worse than Katrina; the government has handled this worse than Katrina. That it’s a failure to communicate these issues. I think that’s part of it in this sort of dispersed media.

But, I mean, I’ve spoken with White House staffers who tell me that they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil. I mean, it’s consuming to be in the White House. And all of this different problems, and this oil thing which seems to eclipse everything. It eclipses everything.

It’s funny, but I don’t recall anyone at MS-NBC wondering how George W. Bush’s staff slept at night during the Katrina disaster. Nor should they have; it’s an absurd, almost surreal moment. People join the executive branch to deal with these kinds of emergencies. It’s their job. And in this case, more and more people have reached the conclusion that they’re not terribly good at it.

The timing is also a little odd, too, considering the release of the “beer Pong” pic. Like Allahpundit, I don’t at all begrudge the White House from getting a little down time, but that underscores the fact that these people work for a living at the apex of political power. Cut loose on a Sunday evening, but get the job done when it needs to get done — and don’t cry to MS-NBC about nightmares of gushing oil. The people of the Gulf have that nightmare 24/7 these days, and we’re a whole lot more sympathetic to their pain.

Finally, let’s reprise the Obama response pictorial, just to remind O’Donnell of what consumes this particular President. Hint: it’s not gushing oil.


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By oil nightmares, they mean losing a match of “beer pong” right?

lorien1973 on June 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM

(Still giggling at the screengrab on the top video)

lorien1973 on June 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM

I can’t wait for Comcast to take over NBCU this pandering to the Progressives will hopefully come to an end.

Dr Evil on June 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM

And most of America is having liberal nightmares.

DrMagnolias on June 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Giggling at the ad for Lunesta that appears at the bottom of the videos.

byepartisan on June 8, 2010 at 11:40 AM

NORAH O’DONNELL with gushing oil….that’s a nightmare?
I mean as long as she doesn’t talk of course.

Rocks on June 8, 2010 at 11:40 AM

It could easily be said that the Bush White House had the same problem … remember those rapes and the feces at the SuperDome that never actually happened. Even FoxNews kept that stuff alive .. many folks still believe it.

The Obama folks need to create a new reality, not just a new perception or message.

J_Crater on June 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I get the sense the media is…biased.

hawkdriver on June 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

You want nightmares; I’ll give you a nightmare:

An old buddy had put in a couple of 80-hour weeks at McDonald’s. One night he dreamed that he was alone in the kitchen, and every single beeper in the place was going off. Fries, pies, fish, the microwaves, the shake machine – everything was UP, NOW. Plus, he had to go out and mop the lobby because a tornado had ripped the roof off and it was pouring rain into the dining area.

Then a bus pulled in.

skydaddy on June 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

But, I mean, I’ve spoken with White House staffers who tell me that they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil.

I think those staffers are having the nightmares because they don’t have the first clue as to what to do about the problem. If they actually had some ideas and implemented some actions, they’d be sleeping a lot better.

Quite the revelation, in my mind.

parke on June 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

What could MSNBC be used for if not in a supposedly cable news capacity? Comcast could turn it into a home shopping channel?

Dr Evil on June 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

OH THE HUMANITY!!!!

Now….when’s the next concert, date night, beer pong tourney, vacation, pick up game, etc?

Dick Turpin on June 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

The Country has been having Barry Krueger nightmares for over 2 years now.

portlandon on June 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

White House staffers might have to stop buying seafood from Louisiana. That’s scary, because Cajun seafood is really really good.

RBMN on June 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

I’m having nightmares of a president singing Hey Jude as the the Gulf spontaneously combusts and burns.

Dusty on June 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

That it’s a failure to communicate these issues.

Ah… right. That’s what we need. Another speech from Giggles!!

But, I mean, I’ve spoken with White House staffers who tell me that they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil.

Because nothing chases those nightmares away like… More Beer Pong!!!

crazy_legs on June 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Wow, just wow.I just watched Obama’s gulf oil response video above. When he said yesterday he wants to kick some ass I suggest himself.

sandee on June 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Wasn’t it Norah O’Donnell who a couple months ago made the ridiculous link between Newt’s “athlete” comment and racism? They need to keep her off of Morning Joe. Let her do what she does best which is going after 14 year-old Palin fans waiting in line for an autograph.

Doughboy on June 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM

more and more people have reached the conclusion that they’re not terribly good at it.

More and more people are sick and tired of their whining. It’s like watching a kindergarten class trying to run a country.

The only reason they ‘lose sleep’ over the oil spill is because it’s forcing the public to admit that this administration is a failure in every respect. Do they ‘lose sleep’ over the millions of people without jobs? Unlikely.

The only asses that need kicking are in DC and specifically the WH.

Cody1991 on June 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM

“oil nightmares” might just be heartburn from that NC BBQ or a little “Montezuma’s Revenge” from the food that was cooked up for Felipe “We send back them” Calderon….

Norah, they’re just trying to score sympathy points from you so you’ll play shirtless beer pong with them. Can’t say as I can blame them.

ted c on June 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

the White House is trying to make the point that they’re failing to communicate how they’re doing on these issues

No, the White House is missing the point that people want action, not “communication”. They seem to suffer from that problem a lot.

taznar on June 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Nightmares?

What’s next, kicking Zombie ass?

SlaveDog on June 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM

CRISIS IN WHITE HOUSE: STAFFER FEELINGS HURT

Man-child orders DEFCON 2

BobMbx on June 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM

All that heavy beer pong drinking will eventually give you DT’s and bad dreams.

Wethal on June 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM

OilBama.

portlandon on June 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM

I see oily people!

They’re everywhere!

They don’t know they are oily!

pilamaye on June 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Does she talk to the White House staffers while they are having the oily nightmares?

d1carter on June 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM

There’s also the water gun and and slip-n-slide fun from the weekend, and this actually involves senior staff. VP & Rahm. Surprised Allah hasn’t posted it.

http://gawker.com/5556730/rahm-emanuel-and-joe-biden-had-a-super-soaker-fight-yesterday

lizzie beth on June 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM

But, I mean, I’ve spoken with White House staffers who tell me that they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil. I mean, it’s consuming to be in the White House.

Maybe if they got their boss to take a break from vacations, partying, concerts, speaking engagements, campaigning, fundraising, golfing, etc., and go to work once in a while, the nightmares would stop.

Daggett on June 8, 2010 at 11:48 AM

I don’t think James Cameron can solve this new nightmare problem.

They need to bring in George Romero.

SlaveDog on June 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Poor things. Meanwhile the 8 million newly unemployed Americans are having a grand time.

Bishop on June 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM

No, the White House is missing the point that people want action, not “communication”. They seem to suffer from that problem a lot.

taznar on June 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM

With liberals it’s always the “communication,” not the content of their policies or actions. (The sheeple will just loooove Obamacare once we explain it in words of one syllable.)

The sheeple will understand how hard the One is working on the oil spill when he “clenches his jaw” when he says “plug the damn hole” (as reported by Gibbsy), or wants to “kick ass” or has a brief photo-op in which he shows how “concerned” he is by picking up tar balls as he looks reflectively across the beach or or the staffers are working so hard they have “nightmares.”

The libs cannot engage in the kind of self-reflection that leads to conclusions that: 1) we screwed up; or 2) our policies suck.

Wethal on June 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM

lorien1973 on June 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM

A very deep hole, indeed. :-)

Abby Adams on June 8, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Those staffers are probably having mightmares wondering which on of them will get their ‘a..’ kicked by this bho on the oil mess!
L

letget on June 8, 2010 at 11:53 AM

I think those staffers are having the nightmares because they don’t have the first clue as to what to do about the problem. If they actually had some ideas and implemented some actions, they’d be sleeping a lot better. parke on June 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Threadwinner.

Fishoutofwater on June 8, 2010 at 11:54 AM

A very deep hole indeed…

Wyznowski on June 8, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Because saying it twice, makes it so.

Cindy Munford on June 8, 2010 at 11:54 AM

the president’s handled this worse than Katrina; OH WAIT, DID I SAY PRESIDENT?! I MEANT the government has handled this worse than Katrina.

the White House is trying to make the point that they’re failing to communicate how they’re doing on these issues.

Let’s parse this:
The WH is trying to tell us is that they are failing to tell us how they’re doing.

How come they can tell us one thing and not another?

If Obooba had a plan, all he would have to do is read it to us off of teleprompters. What could be easier?

Akzed on June 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

I wonder if it’s crossed any of the current administrations pea brains if it was such a good idea to hammer Bush on Catrina the way they did. Ah well, you reap what you sew.

rollthedice on June 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Fox this morning reported that Obama and Michelle have spent $10 million thus far, on parties and entertainment at the White House. Poor suffering souls. They suffer more than those STILL waiting to find work. They suffer more than the soldiers lugging around 80 pounds of gear in +100 degree heat, in enemy territory. They suffer more than the elderly, desperately trying to find a doctor that can afford to take them while on medicare. They suffer more than all those people who are out of work because their fishing industry is pretty much tanked. They suffer more than all the people of states, who will lose revenue, during the summer months, with no vacationers. They suffer more than all the animals being dredged in oil, and dying from it. They suffer more than anyone else on earth, and now their staff has nightmares from it?

Gonna need more dry shoulders people. STAT!!!

capejasmine on June 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

…er..sow

rollthedice on June 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

People join the executive branch to deal with these kinds of emergencies. It’s their job. And in this case, more and more people have reached the conclusion that they’re not terribly good at it.

Not these guys. That was litterally the last thing on their minds when they took the job. And it still is.

Like the dozens of other catastrophies caused by and/or ignored by this administration, the oil spill is a “diversion” from the Hope and Change they were going to impose on the earth simply from the goodness of their intentions.

These people are inveterate moonbats. They’re not lying awake trying to think of solutions to this problem. Their minds don’t even WORK that way.

Liberals are subjectivists; they don’t see the world objectively, in terms of problems to be faced. They see the world solely in terms of how it makes them feel. And every issue they’ve ever had in life has always had the exact same solution: Whine, very loudly, until somebody makes it go away.

It’s not just a lack of specific expertese in engineering and geology. And it’s not just Barack Hussein Obama himself; NONE of the people at the top levels of this administration have EVER had ANY executive experience. These people utterly lack the mental tools to even begin to deal with a real problem that exists in the real world, AT ALL, let alone any particular skill at it.

logis on June 8, 2010 at 11:59 AM

The nightmare goes on …

Never in the course of this nation have some many politicians been so afraid of ordinary citizens, even when they aren’t armed.

J_Crater on June 8, 2010 at 11:59 AM

That it’s a failure to communicate these issues. I think that’s part of it in this sort of dispersed media.

Translation: “Isn’t it tragic, tragic that the MFM can’t control the narrative anymore. If we could, the people would understand and appreciate this WH more.”

Firefly_76 on June 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I’ve spoken with White House staffers who tell me that they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil.

Please!!!
…there’s no time for nightmares when you are having to rest up from all the Golfing,Parties,Concerts,and Vacations this crew is perpetually on.

Baxter Greene on June 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Yes, it sure looked like they were in emotional pain when they were playing beer pong the other day. They really looked miserable and concerned.

I can also see the pain on The One’s face when he playing golf or rocking out with Paul McCartney….

She should be ashamed of herself for how low she’s willing to go to protect Obama. It’s a disgrace and she’s almost as much of a disgrace to her profession as Helen Thomas.

TheBigOldDog on June 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM

The only reason they ‘lose sleep’ over the oil spill is because it’s forcing the public to admit that this administration is a failure in every respect. Do they ‘lose sleep’ over the millions of people without jobs? Unlikely.

…they realize that today might be the day their incompetence is fully realized in public.

BobMbx on June 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM

the whole “nightmares in the white house” business is just classic excuse making that happens when an issue drags on without the results people want. O’Donnell is speaking Washington, making emotional appeals and such.

I’m sure its a nasty habit you pick up when you live there for too long.

Amy Ritter on June 8, 2010 at 12:04 PM

they’re losing sleep because their ineptitude on the spill is going to get their asses thrown out into the economy which, by the way, they’re also badly mishandling when they’re either golfing or beer ponging.

ted c on June 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Awww, another story about poor WH staffers …

“Can’t you feel the thunder
rollin’ in a young man’s heart?
Can’t you see the frustrations?
It’s tearin’ him apart

He’s got a hunger for power
wants to have it all
sometimes he feels like he’s bangin’
his head up against the wall

Out in the real world
livin’ a lie
can’t seem to make the change
but he can’t say why
as time goes by.”

- Triumph

Tony737 on June 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

I mean, it’s consuming to be in the White House. And all of this different problems, and this oil thing which seems to eclipse everything. It eclipses everything.

She has no friggin clue what she is even saying. She is desperately trying to sound like she is concerened without actually saying anything intelligent. This is just a bunch of incoherent words and phrases strung together randomly. A solid B+.

Johnnyreb on June 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM

NORAH O’DONNELL: I think what’s noteworthy and interesting is that the White House is trying to make the point that they’re failing to communicate how they’re doing on these issues. That the reason the the president’s poll numbers slipped and even as we saw earlier about people think that the president’s handled this worse than Katrina; the government has handled this worse than Katrina. That it’s a failure to communicate these issues. I think that’s part of it in this sort of dispersed media.

This is unbelievable. She and the WH continue to believe that the Obama administration’s primary problem is lousy PR. WTF? All I’m seeing are pelicans drenched in oil, and coastlines and other areas overwhelmed with oil. And neither BP nor the WH seems to be undertaking any efforts to control the spread. Fix the leak, but control the spread. I thought these clowns were the idiots who could do more than one thing at a time.

Beyond that, Norah also blames “dispersed media” for the lousy PR. WTF? WH incompetence is the fault of that dang Fox News and lunatic bloggers like Ed Morrissey.

The Obama administration defines incompetence, and O’Donnell defines Obama Kool-Aid Drinker.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM

I’m reminded of Strother Martin’s line as the Warden in Cool Hand Luke:

“What we have h e r e is a f a i l u r e to communicate.”

How many times are we going to hear the “failure to communicate” nonsense? Obama and his crew never, never, never are wrong, and when folks think they might not be right, well, then, the problem is a “failure to communicate”, with a strong inference that they just didn’t dumb down the message enough for us rubes to understand.

novaculus on June 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM

I have an idea for these poor dears, RESIGN!

We don’t need you, we don’t want you, you are part of the problem, not the solution.

Why I’m supposed to feel pity for these corrupt incompetents, I have no idea.

NoDonkey on June 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Nobody warned me that I would need Kleenex.

Cindy Munford on June 8, 2010 at 12:09 PM

…they realize that today might be the day their incompetence is fully realized in public.

BobMbx on June 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Not if the corrupt media has any say about it.

Imagine what the coverage would be like if McCain was POTUS…

TheBigOldDog on June 8, 2010 at 12:09 PM

You know it’s kind of funny, I have nightmares too. About whitehouse staffers.

JusDreamin on June 8, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Aw. Poor things. I’ve been so worried about their feelings. What can we do to help them feel better?

Alana on June 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil. I mean, it’s consuming to be in the White House. And all of this different problems, and this oil thing which seems to eclipse everything. It eclipses everything.

…Just 18 months ago Obama was so great and brilliant that he was going to lower the levels of the ocean and bring world peace……

…………now they are so weak that they are whining about having “nightmares” in the middle of the night.

…..when are all the “adults” going to show up that liberals kept bragging about were going to be in charge.

Baxter Greene on June 8, 2010 at 12:11 PM

But, I mean, I’ve spoken with White House staffers who tell me that they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil. I mean, it’s consuming to be in the White House. And all of this different problems, and this oil thing which seems to eclipse everything. It eclipses everything.

LOL. The only thing they see gushing is an electoral map in November 2010 and November 2012 with a see of red covering it. Obama had better figure out how to be a leader or he’ll make Mondale’s electoral loss look good.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Know how Scarbough is full of sh-t? He didn’t bust a gut laughing after she said that.

But…she is hotter than hell.

I would SO give her the best 28 seconds of lovin’ she ever had.

LtE126 on June 8, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Maybe she choked up because she realized she made such a retarded, inane comment live on national TV.

IronDioPriest on June 8, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Aw. Poor things. I’ve been so worried about their feelings. What can we do to help them feel better? – Alana

Give ‘em all trophies? Give ‘em partial credit for trying?

Tony737 on June 8, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Alana on June 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

We can take up a collection to replace their beer bong.

They wore out their last 10.

NoDonkey on June 8, 2010 at 12:12 PM

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Sigh. Preview, dammit.

see = sea.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I’m reminded of Strother Martin’s line as the Warden in Cool Hand Luke:

“Fixin’ dat oil leak over here, Boss”

“Alright Luke…fix dat oil leak”

BobMbx on June 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

White House staffers: “We’re Skeered!”

ted c on June 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

And of course Norah dreams of the day when she can speak intelligently and honestly.

wtng2fish on June 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Maybe she choked up because she realized she made such a retarded, inane comment live on national TV.

IronDioPriest on June 8, 2010 at 12:12 PM

yeah, but we’re the only ones that saw it ….

ted c on June 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Only thing worse I suppose would be a nightmare where they’re stuck in a bog spurting oil and Jed Clampett’s shooting at them.

jon1979 on June 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Its a shame that such stunning beauty is wasted on a mindless twit like Norah. I mean really, can she not at least bleach her blonde or something, she’s an insult to all brunettes.

(Yep, I’ve got a thing for brunettes, always have, always will.)

Archimedes on June 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

You want nightmares, I’ll give you nightmares: You’re the governor of Louisiana, begging the Corps of Engineers day after day to approve a plan that will help you protect your coast and they keep wanting you to fax over form after form after form.

Oh, wait. That’s REALITY.

Laura Curtis on June 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM

And of course Norah dreams of the day when she can speak intelligently and honestly.

wtng2fish on June 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

White House staffers have that dream too….and she’s gazing upward at them after beer pong going “mmmimm mhopemmm mmumm mmsleepmm mmbettermmm mmmtonightmmm”//

ted c on June 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

This is so irritating.

It isn’t a failure to communicate. If anything, this administration is over exposed to the point that it’s sickening. There’s no escaping the endless comments that Zip has to make in order to appear to be doing something.

Who gives a rat’s a$$ how these folks feel or whether they’re having nightmares? What people expect is that they do their jobs. Just shut up and get to work.

Is that asking too much?

Cody1991 on June 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Just 18 months ago Obama was so great and brilliant that he was going to lower the levels of the ocean and bring world peace……

Funny you mention that….it appears that the water depth around the well head has decreased somewhat over the last 18 months. Instead 5,018 ft deep, its now a shallow 5,000 ft.

Miracle worker. Which brings up another question…..why does a miracle worker need to kick somebody’s ass to fix problems?

BobMbx on June 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Did you remember to pick up the money on the nightstand, Nora?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Ouch.

BobMbx on June 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM

How can you get sleep when you’re trying to figure out whose ass to kick!

Caper29 on June 8, 2010 at 12:20 PM

ted c on June 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

So you’re saying Norah’s good at polling the staff?

NoDonkey on June 8, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Did you remember to pick up the money on the nightstand, Nora?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Zing!!! Right on target.

Cody1991 on June 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Actually, dreaming about gushing oil seems sort of laden with Freudian significance, basically indicating not grief over the crisis, but narcissism (as gushing oil might be symbolic of masturbatory pre-occupations, etc., you know what I’m saying).

Either narcissism, or, again in the context of the drunkenness of staffers,the gushing oil thing might be an alcohol withdrawal hallucination.

Either way, aren’t these guys a hoot? Smartest ba$tard$ in the world I tell you!

jeff_from_mpls on June 8, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Self medicating with beer pong? Quel pathos.

clnurnberg on June 8, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Me thinks Norah is just dreaming of tarballs in her swimsuit.

MNHawk on June 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Because saying it twice, makes it so.

Cindy Munford on June 8, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Really?

A very deep hole, indeed. :-)

Abby Adams on June 8, 2010 at 11:53 AM

A very deep hole indeed…

Wyznowski on June 8, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Coppin’ my style. :-)

Abby Adams on June 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM

see = sea.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Salem Corp, would it kill ya to pony up for a commenting system that allows post-publish editing?

jeff_from_mpls on June 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Nice spin Nora. Staffers are having nightmares because they’ve found out first hand Mr. Hopenchange is really Mr. Smokenmirrors.

booter on June 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM

But, I mean, I’ve spoken with White House staffers who tell me that they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil.

Does that mean Obama has stopped dreaming of his father?

I mean, it’s consuming to be in the White House.

What are they consuming? Beer summits? Ciggies? Wacky backy?

And all of this different problems, and this oil thing which seems to eclipse everything.

Shouldn’t that be “all of THESE different problems”? Life sure is complicated, ain’t it?

This li’l ol’ oil thing, like over 3,000 oil things in the Gulf, which worked fine until Salazar waived the oil rules. Now oil rules the waves.

Steve Z on June 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

So you’re saying Norah’s good at polling the staff?

NoDonkey on June 8, 2010 at 12:20 PM

…or….vice versa?

ted c on June 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Why are they having nightmares? We’re in such good hands now that we finally have a president who knows what a library is.

It’s their own fault — if they’d just tell him whose ass to kick, he’d take care of this before they could finish their next beer run.

aero on June 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM

The vid was great except…

1.) Soundtrack needed to be better

2) Needed soundbit at the end of Obama saying how he is constantly thinking about the Gulf day and night (but not actually doing anything).

3) Needs a to be continued at the end.

And boom goes the dynamite, you got a generic 2010 campain ad.

mechkiller_k on June 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Lets see since the Oil spill the Bamster has had a fundraiser in San Fran, a Datenight in Chicago, another trip to Chicago, a Party for Paul McCartney, Meetings with basketball teams, a High school commencement speech complete with teleprompter.

Yep the Oil spill is definitely job one.

jpmn on June 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Man, you misread this video and Norah. She gets choked up about Zero’s falling poll numbers.

Herb on June 8, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Why are they having nightmares? We’re in such good hands now that we finally have a president who knows what a library is.

It’s their own fault — if they’d just tell him whose ass to kick, he’d take care of this before they could finish their next beer run.

aero on June 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Maybe it is the 3 A.M. call that wakes them up out of the nightmare so that the poor babies can get back to sleep.

You want a nightmare, actually go down to the oil spill and deal with it like the locals have to.

mechkiller_k on June 8, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Wax is melting off their wings oh my

Now…, they are finally expressing doubts in their abilities

telling you, Helen Thomas blew herslef up to provide cover for the disaster which is the obamma administration

Sonosam on June 8, 2010 at 12:34 PM

She gets choked up about Zero’s falling poll numbers mom jeans.

Herb on June 8, 2010 at 12:33 PM

ted c on June 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM

I’ve spoken with White House staffers who tell me that they wake up in the middle of the nightmares of gushing, of the gushing oil.

And let me guess, they then need new bedding; and have started using rubber sheets?

Sorry, I’m not exactly crying that the people who are doing nothing but talking about the issue are now having “wet the bed” style dreams. Maybe they should look for a job that doesn’t haunt their nightmares; and leave the important jobs to people who don’t crack at the first shred of responsibility required…

gekkobear on June 8, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Know how Scarbough is full of sh-t? He didn’t bust a gut laughing after she said that.

But…she is hotter than hell.

I would SO give her the best 28 seconds of lovin’ she ever had.

LtE126 on June 8, 2010 at 12:11 PM

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!

capejasmine on June 8, 2010 at 12:36 PM

The Obama administration reminds me of a dot-com IPO that’s just about burnt through the start up dough and can see the hand writing on the wall. A long, slow slide into innevitable insolvency.

DrW on June 8, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Norah is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Remember when she tried to ambush a 15 year old girl at a Palin booksigning (with prepared notes) and failed miserably?

Norah is every bit as dumb as C_ntessa Brewer, just not “horse faced.”

bw222 on June 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM

What a collection of pu&@ies

excuse me please but what else do you call it?

Sonosam on June 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM

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