Sunday, May 01, 2011

A divider not a uniter

In his continuing failure to understand the nature of the office of President, Obama showed his petty side at a White House Correspondents dinner. The AP reports:
President Barack Obama exacted his revenge Saturday after weeks of attacks from his would-be Republican challenger Donald Trump, joking that the billionaire businessman could bring change to the White House, transforming it from a stately mansion into a tacky casino with a whirlpool in the garden.
Trump may inspire a lot of jokes but the President of US should not be making personal attacks on US citizens. He should leave that to his campaign staff.

UPDATE: Prof. Reynolds comments: "You don’t punish Donald Trump by giving him attention" and "it’s a pathetic commentary that the allegedly independent White House Press Corps served as a vehicle for an incumbent President to bash his most vocal challenger." Good points.

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