Interesting little article in which Obama called some reporters to change his answers to their questions because he thought they were joking and he wanted to correct what he said.
Obama calls the reporters to correct answer
President Obama was so concerned that he had appeared to dismiss a question from New York Times reporters about whether he was a socialist that he called the newspaper from the Oval Office to clarify his policies.
“It was hard for me to believe that you were entirely serious about that socialist question,” he told reporters, who had interviewed the president aboard Air Force One on Friday.
Umm, I think he better learn to answer correctly the first time because many times you don’t get a second chance to answer the question. Just see what is in the papers about the state department gift goof to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. I wasn’t going to make a big deal over this goof, until it dawned on me that there should be a lot of staff in the state department that have some knowledge of the Russian language. I can’t believe that no one ran it by someone who knew the language to make sure it was spelled correctly. Come to think of it, if no one at the state department knows the language, I can’t believe they didn’t send a quick email to a professor of the language at a nearby university or even a distant university to make sure it was correct. I know that businesses do that when they need help with translating their marketing materials. Is that too much to expect from our government. Well, come to think of it, it is hard to expect too much from our government, unless you are someone who wants them to pay your mortgage for you and make your medical decisions for you.
Also, come to think of it, I haven’t seen anything in the papers about Obama trying to give a second answer to the gift gaffe to Gordon Brown, so I guess he really thinks that the gift was a correct first answer.
Wow, so far less than two months into the presidency, he has managed to look bad to three countries. I guess that isn’t that bad.