Peek 4 June 2010Posted by marisacat in California / Pacific Coast, Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
Burrowing owl siblings peek out from their nest at Green Tree Golf Club in Vacaville, California [AP]
Pour s’amuser… after all it is Friday.
However bad your day is, he will be massively snarling traffic in two different parts of the country. On a Friday…
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’: President Obama and Vice President Biden head to the K. Neal International truck dealership Friday morning for a tour of the facility that coincides with the release of the latest monthly employment numbers. Obama will comment on the jobs report after the tour.
AND – BACK TO THE SCENE: Obama travels in the afternoon to Louisiana, where he’ll meet with Adm. Thad Allen and local officials about the BP oil leak there, and tour communities affected by the disaster.
Balz has a pretty predictable piece up on how the administration feels the pressure of their fuck-ups.
Please pass them the hankies. And the spinach.
At the close:
Another Democratic strategist, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer an analysis of White House operations, said Obama’s top advisers appear most focused on protecting his standing and his reelection prospects.
“At the end of the day, they tend to ‘half do’ on problems they believe aren’t directly about the president and/or 2012,” the strategist said.
“In short, they are ambivalent about dealing with these things and it gets them into trouble.”
That may very well fail. Especially as over and over they miss the big things (what’s a little oil between friends?) and trip on live wires …
PS: just saw this in the Mike Allen Playbook:
BUSINESS WEEK cover — ‘Engulfed’ — shows an unsmiling Obama being blotted out by an oil slick.