Sunday, May 3, 2009

Obama Interview in NY Times, Azeez Alade

How great that
a) He gives thoughtful interviews frequently to the mainstream press so that we can feel like we have some understanding of the thought processes of those in office. It makes me feel positive about America and politics in a way I never previously considered possible.

b) He doesn't dumb thoughts down, avoid complexity, or hedge on hard questions. You get the sense that he is actually trying to answer questions honestly.

c) He's not afraid to be ambitious ("But part of my job I think is to bridge that gap between the status quo and what we know we have to do for our future.")


My other hero of today is Azeez Alade (pictured, right), who has gained 200 points in one week, going from 1530 to 1742! Rock on, Azeez!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boo Obama
osama 08

ATH2044 said...

I'm just so fed up with the lying cheating & stealing promulgated by that angry smirking jackass that we just suffered through for the past 8 years that a ham sandwich would look articulate by comparison.

Anonymous said...

please, the guy is a model with a teleprompter

Anonymous said...

I remember during the depths of the Bush Administration when the vacuous liar in chief would give his pathetically few and pathetically superficial press briefings, my husband and I would occasionally catch a glimpse of Tony Blair doing that thing where the prime minister answers questions from members of parliament. We would look at eachother and say "Bush could not handle those questions. He is not smart enough, thoughtful enough, knowledgeable enough, interested enough." Which isn't to say that we liked or agreed with everything Blair did but that the difference between Blair and Bush in terms of basic ability to think and speak was stark. I don't agree with all of Obama's decisions but listening to him speak and answer questions is a pleasure after 8 years of Bush/Voldemort.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to the levers of power, do you want to be ruled by a smart statist or a dull statist? Maybe it doesn't matter, since no matter who is in power, individual liberty shrinks.
I hope to never be so bored that I'd watch a politician give a speech.

Anonymous said...

Socialism.

Trickle up poverty.

Still fooled?

Sad.

anjiaoshi said...

Wow. That was like teabagger haiku.

es_trick said...

It's comical that the poster(s) who contemn our county’s CEO here have such a lack of conviction in their contentions that they must cravenly hide behind the cloak of anonymity. The cowards have no credibility.

Anonymous said...

es_trick, it is not self-evident that posting anonymously is cowardly. So why not substantiate your comment so as to avoid looking foolish...

Sherlock said...

Is this serious? He gives "meaningful interviews" ???!!! To whom??? This guy cannot work without a teleprompter. I think your "love" for Oobama is clouding your ability to perceive. Aren't you bothered at all by the fawning media around this guy?

anjiaoshi said...

Sherlock, before Obama was a pol, he was a law school professor. If you think he can't speak intelligently off the cuff without a TelePrompTer (a trademarked name, BTW), you're bonkers. Also, unlike his predecessors, when he does use a TelePrompTer, he's reading something that he co-wrote, not words being put in his mouth by some anonymous flunky.

Besides, Joe the Plumber speaks without a TelePrompTer all the time, and I'm not the least bit impressed by what comes out of his mouth.

Anonymous said...

Why is it when anyone notices that Obama is a Manchurian Candidate liar, the brain dead lefties bring up Bush? As if somehow the Obama detractors were Bush fans, or as if a dumb statist replaced with a pseudo intellectual statist who is additionally also totally clueless about economics is some positive development? Bush is not the POTUS anymore, Hussein is. Well, what can you expect from from pols who no longer READ the bills they sign into law, such as the stimulus bill AKA generational theft act...

Chris Harrington said...

I can't believe people can get so brain-washed by politicians. This guy is like Bush 2.0 going against all his campaign promises to continue the Bush policies that he ran against. Elizabeth are you really so intoxicated by his teleprompt reading that you overlook every lie he's told us in the last few months??

Let me be clear that I couldn't stand Bush, but this guy doesn't know what the hell he's doing. I could care less how he sounds on tv. Speeches mean NOTHING.