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July 22, 2010

Obama: The Agriculture Secretary Acted Stupidly

Beer summit?

Nah.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack rushed to judgment when he dismissed a former government official over racism allegations, U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview on Thursday.

"He jumped the gun, partly because we now live in this media culture where something goes up on YouTube or a blog and everybody scrambles," Obama said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" that will be broadcast on Friday.

The cool thing about backing the bus up when you've made a silly Presidential leadership boo boo, is that they can always find another body to toss back under when you find first gear again.

And since I'm taking this stupid metaphor to the bank (see what I did there?), anybody remember Obama backing the bus up before now? Or does shifting the blame to your cabinet head not count?

I for one am comforted that my federal government can respond swiftly and powerfully when the exigencies of Youtube require that it do so.


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posted by Dave In Texas at 09:52 PM

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