Year One In Numbers
posted at 3:54 pm on January 22, 2010 by Track-A-'Crat
Numbers do not lie.
Well, except for when the Left gets a hold of ‘em, of course. Then they’re of about as much use as Charles Barron’s favorite explanation of “You shut up.”
Mark Knoller has compiled some great stats about Year One. Here’s a taster of how the president has frittered away an entire year:
- 42 news conferences, against 21 for Bush.
- 158 (!) interviews.
- 28 fundraisers, against 6 for Bush.
- 7 rallies, all of them on behalf of losing candidates.
- 29 rounds of golf, against 7 for Bush.
- And a magnificent 21 days on which Obama did not have a public or press appearance. My, how excruciating those empty days must have been for him.
What’s not included: countless attacks on President Bush, infinite utterances of “Let me be clear” and other such oratorical banalities, and zillions of dollars redistributed to anything that destroys prosperity/life/freedom.
Although I would also have included the 1,200 self-references in the first eight months of his reign, the 170 or so parties/social events hosted by the White House as of December 2009, and the tripling of the budget deficit.
Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?
Recently in the Green Room:
- Sunday reflection: Matthew 4:1-11
- Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll
- Real question: Does Obama’s budget fund overseas abortions to protect endangered animals?
- Photo of the day: Crimea now belongs to Russia, at least on Russian propaganda TV
- Vatican: Pope Francis wasn’t talking about same-sex relationships; Update: “Civil unions” explained