Once assured that his Saturday night festivities appeared on schedule, it was time for the real priority:
“President Obama just could not wait for spring weather to arrive.
For the second week in a row, the most powerful man in the world stepped away from the White House to hit the golf course.
Even as his administration and the U.S. military help Japan recover from a devastating earthquake, and as the world worries about Fukushima’s nuclear reactor, the president could not resist taking advantage of the 48-degree weather in the Washington, D.C., area. [snip]
With cloudy skies, it’s not the best weather for golf, but Obama loves to spend his Saturdays on the greens. Last fall, Obama went golfing darn near every weekend.
These are never quick “work on your swing” trips; usually the president plays 18 holes, as he did last week.”
Recently Jay Clown, er Carney, recently explained that Obama had not spoken out about Libya because his schedule was so booked, there was no time. A concerned citizen asked:
Now let's talk about a few basics.
“Japan, a friend to our country, is underwater, in flames, and likely facing nuclear meltdown(s) at their power plants. Our President will be ucking it up with Washington reporters today. I wonder if President Bush did this, would the media ignore the lack of leadership and poor taste displayed?”
I guess not everyone had a parent or a grandparent in their life to explain life's little life lessons. For example, you make sure your fly is up before you walk into a room. My father taught me that as his father had him.
And when you need to make an apology, you make an apology.
And that's the end of it. You don't then come back a day or two later and bring the subject back up. And you certainly don't explain how what you did -- that you have apologized for -- really wasn't that bad.
If you do that, you've just wrecked your apology and it is no more.
Again, my father taught me those things. (My mother taught me a lot as well.)
Apparently NPR wasn't lucky enough to have a parent or grandparent with wisdom raise them. That explains why, less than a week after their apology for the behavior of their fundraiser Schiller (now fired -- the man, not Vivian Schiller who was also fired), they want you to know that what took place wasn't that big of a deal. In fact, the short video! That was edited!
There's a full video (elven-plus minutes) and a short video (four and a half minutes) and I'm supposed to be shocked that the short video was edited. Or that it included the most explosive moments. That's supposed to be shocking?
Does NPR not get how childish they look right now?
They gave an apology last week. They should have shut their mouths and moved on to a different story.
Instead, they air this insulting report today and, in doing so, wreck the apology from last week.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"