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rfrobison
06-12-2009, 03:02 AM
Well, maybe not. But he did do something pretty cool (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/06/obama-pens-excuse-note-for-4th-grader-playing-hooky-shes-with-me-.html).

bjkeefe
06-12-2009, 03:11 AM
Well, maybe not. But he did do something pretty cool (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/06/obama-pens-excuse-note-for-4th-grader-playing-hooky-shes-with-me-.html).

Heh. Nice.

By coincidence, I just came across a different video of the same event (http://www.oliverwillis.com/2009/06/11/obama-writes-note-excusing-girl-from-missing-school/). This one is part of a local newscast.

rfrobison
06-12-2009, 03:13 AM
Heh. Nice.

By coincidence, I just came across a different video of the same event (http://www.oliverwillis.com/2009/06/11/obama-writes-note-excusing-girl-from-missing-school/).

Not a Jake Tapper fan, eh? No shocker there. ;-)

bjkeefe
06-12-2009, 03:19 AM
Not a Jake Tapper fan, eh? No shocker there. ;-)

Oh, no, that's not it at all. It's just that I was in the middle of going through my regular blog feeds, came over here to check for new posts, saw yours, watched it, went on the the next item in my feed reader, and boom. The coincidence amused me.

About Tapper: meh. I don't read him regularly because I don't like the sort of superficial news-cycle-driven coverage he's a part of, but I will say that he is far from the worst out the bunch. He's a pretty good reporter at times, though he does have his moments of dumb. My sense of him is that, generally, he is one of those MSM weenies who embraces the mantra "because both sides are criticizing me, I must be doing something right."

bjkeefe
06-12-2009, 06:49 AM
My sense of him is that, generally, he is one of those MSM weenies who embraces the mantra "because both sides are criticizing me, I must be doing something right."

Case in point. (http://wonkette.com/409118/look-guys-this-is-a-fact-just-sayin-its-a-fact-there-are-non-facts-but-this-is-a-fact-a-factual-item-it-denotes-real-world-events-objectively-as-facts-do-because-it-is-a-fact)

Mmmm ... smell that? That's a Professional Journalist At Work. You can tell by the aroma of Balance™.