Monday, February 09, 2009

Sad State of the White House Press Corp

President Obama should have had his feet put to the fire at tonight's press conference on a number of occasions, but the White House press corp totally blew it.

Obama claimed there is no pork in the stimulus plan. That's a flat-out falsehood. It's loaded with pork. He also used several occasions to talk up bipartisanship, which never really existed, and pushed the false choice that it was either the stimulus or Doomsday. (The Republicans have come up with a perfectly reasonable stimulus alternative).

I could go on and on. Perhaps I will have to because we certainly can't rely on the White House reporters to challenge Obama about the shaky points he made. The only questions he got were practically designed for him to reiterate the points he made during his opening statement.

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