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September 17, 2008

Fools, Money Parted in Hollywood

On this week's episode of "Schmoozing with the Stars..."

“A lot of people have gotten nervous and concerned. Why is this as close as it is? And what’s going on?” Mr. Obama said, speaking to about 300 people over dinner at the Greystone Mansion. “We always knew this was going to be hard – this is a leap for the American people.”
A leap for us? I thought we were "basically decent." Why would that be, I wonder? Maybe he means we're just wary of electing a guy whose only discernible talent is a gift for self-promotion. I'm sure that's what he meant. Either that, or we're listening to the wrong radio station or something.
“This should be a celebratory evening, we’ve got 48 days to go in a campaign, a campaign that started 19 months ago, at a time when a lot of folks thought we might not get here,” Mr. Obama said. But, he added, “I’m not in a celebratory mood.”

He ticked through the series of crises that have taken place in recent days, including the hurricane on the gulf coast, the deadly train crash in nearby Los Angeles and the turmoil in the nation’s financial markets. He said the stakes of the election were high.

What? Train crashes?

Seriously?

Is this the sort of high-judgment priority setting we're going to see in an Obama administration? I can understand mentioning something about the crash in his remarks to establish a connection with a local audience, but why on earth is a crash that looks as though it was caused by engineer inattention a major issue facing the United States?


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