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June 20, 2009

Obama To Iran: Hey Guys, Can't I Just Finish My Ice Cream?

Being President is hard, but not so hard that you can't pop out with the kids for some ice cream! (scroll around)

Obama and the girls are back at the WH after their quick outing for frozen custard.

...The Obama outing last 54 minutes. The Secret Service used the SUV instead of the limo for the pres and daughters.

...You're gonna laff: Obama & the girls actually bought Frozen Puppy pops for Bo: flavors: pumpkin, peanut butter and yogurt…

Yeah, I'm LOLing my ass off.

Mark Knoller, the CBS reporter who broke this story is shocked people are expressing outrage over this.

As someone once said, words matter. Well so do images. The image of the President of the United State heading out for a fun afternoon with the kids while people are still dying in the streets and being rounded up the security services is simply too much.

I get Presidents have to have lives. I didn't expect Bush to maintain a 24/7 vigil in the White House for 7 years after 9/11 but I wouldn't have expected him to head out for a "Puppy Pops" while there was a major offensive under way either.

There's precious little Obama can do, I don't think it's too much ask he not do crap to make it look like he's even less interested than he already seems. Whether he knows it or not, the world isn't only watching Tehran.


I'm sure lefties will wine that I and others who are annoyed by this will tell me how mean I am for not letting Obama be a dad and how the girls shouldn't be punished for the job he took.

Here's the thing, I don't begrudge the kids a vacation and shopping spree in Paris or any of the other perquisites they get from being the President's daughters. At the same time they and Obama have to realize that sometimes that means they will miss out on stuff. If Obama didn't think he could balance the job and his role as a father, he needed to think about that 2 years ago.

And of course...imagine if Bush had done this.

Elsewhere in the world today

I think I saw 2 or 3 people lying on the ground in blood & IRG started to move them, probably hide them.
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