The Follow-Up Question Nobody Asked Obama

Much of the press is enamored with one response Obama gave at last night’s scripted press conference to a reporter’s question about why he didn’t come out negatively immediately after finding out about the AIG bonuses.

The reporter asked why it took Obama two days to react, and Obama’s icy stare was followed by the terse response of “I like to know what I talk about before I speak” is being praised by many members of the MSM as infallible word from on high.

However, it’s too bad nobody bothered (or, more likely, wasn’t given the opportunity) to ask an obvious follow-up question:

“Isn’t it true that if you’d have spent those same two days earlier on to actually read the bill you signed that there wouldn’t have been any AIG bonuses in the first place?”

That would have gotten somebody barred from future press conferences and probably earned them several days worth of uncomfortable cavity searching, but I’d praise any reporter with the guts to ask The One that question.

Author: Doug Powers

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