A double shot from ABC News today, how could I pass up a headline like: President Obama to Barbara Walters: ‘I Don’t Think About Sarah Palin‘?
In an exclusive interview with Barbara Walters from the White House, President Barack Obama says he’s not giving much thought to the 2012 election, but is focusing instead on being “the best possible president.” And, he said, he certainly isn’t focused on a potential challenge from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
You do have to hand it to ABC News, they know exactly what words will garner quite a bit of attention to a story, namely, “Sarah Palin.” (on a side note, it’s a good thing Bristol didn’t win Dancing With The Stars, otherwise, the US might have looked like Britain today. Apparently, spray painting, otherwise known as vandalism, is just “tensions”)
When asked specifically if he thinks he can beat Sarah Palin in 2012, the president told Walters “I don’t think about Sarah Palin.”
He’s probably more concerned with a Democrat primary challenger. Yet, I doubt he never thinks about Palin. The phrase probably heard the most from his is “damn that woman! She’s ruining me!”
“Obviously Sarah Palin has a strong base of support in the Republican Party and I respect those skills,” Obama said. “But I spend most of my time right now on how I can be the best possible president. And my attitude has always been, from the day I started this job that if I do a good job and if I’m delivering for the American people the politics will take care of itself.
“If I falter and the American people are dissatisfied, then I’ll have problems,” he said.
How does the GOP winning 63 House seats so far sound, Chump? And the loss of all those Governorships and state legislatures? Plus, a Zogby poll with Obama at 39% approval yesterday (granted, that is a whole lot less than Rasmussen has). Apparently, what with all that, plus a continued high unemployment rate, opposition to his signature policies and legislation, he is still a bit clueless in thinking he hasn’t faltered. Obviously, he still feels that there was a problem with the messaging.
The sad part is that he is probably not only being the best president he can be, but, perhaps over-achieving. Kinda like putting the elephant poop catcher in charge of the whole circus.
I wonder if people in the White House sneak up on Barry and yell “Palin!” just to watch him freak out?
PS: Yeah, I’m bored