Originally Posted by neetanddave
Hopefully you all were smart enough not to watch the press conference tonight. I wasn't.
NO answers on the stimulus, and he wasn't prepared for the "non-stimulus" questions at all. More campaign rhetoric. Blaming Bush of course, all the last 8 years fault.
And nice that the reporters were from a list.
Makes the blathering even more pathetic. There were about 8 questions, maybe 10. He went on and on and on.
We are in so much trouble.
I watched it, and made Earl laugh because he was still upstairs on the computer and I was yelling at the tv.
I'm not sure how doubling the deficit over 8 years compares to doubling it again with one swipe of the pen. Kinda hypocritical, if you ask me, but what do I know?
According to the after-speech analysis, he was on for 57 minutes, took 13 questions, and he took 10 minutes to answer the first one (saying pretty much the same thing he just said in his opening remarks).
To be fair, Ari Fleisher said that GW Bush had a list, of sorts. He said that he made the list for Bush, but he did it as a grid of who would be sitting where and who to call on for questions. He said the .coms and out there reporters (i.e. the Huffington Post reporter for Obama...I wouldn't have let that guy ask a question in the first WH Press Conference!) he would have seated in one section that he called Siberia, and told the President to "Stay away from Siberia!"
Being Obama's first Press Conference as President, I don't blame him for having the list, although he could have tried to make it a little less obvious.