DELICIOUS – AT 11:31 A.M. ET: Chris Wallace nails Obama flack Robert Gibbs about President Absurdity's schedule for the next few weeks. From NewsBusters:
CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: I want to go back to the UN though and New York this week. You say that he’s got schedules, that foreign leaders have schedules. But the President has blocked out time to appear on The View on Tuesday. So, he has time for Whoopi Goldberg but he doesn’t have time for world leaders?
ROBERT GIBBS, OBAMA SENIOR CAMPAIGN ADVISER: No, Chris. Look, the President is going to be actively involved at the UN General Assembly.
WALLACE: He’s not meeting with any private leaders. He's giving a speech.
GIBBS: Chris, they have telephones in the White House. Last week, he talked to the President of Egypt. He talked to the leader in Libya. We don't need a meeting in Washington just to confer with leaders. We’ve got a strong...
WALLACE: But he does need the time to be on The View?
GIBBS: We have a strong diplomatic – I’m sure if he was doing an interview with you on Fox News, you’d have no problem with that.
WALLACE: Well, he hasn't, but that’s not the point.
GIBBS: I’m sure that’s not the point. No, look Chris, he’s got a strong schedule. He’s actively involved.
WALLACE: You don't have a problem with the fact that he’s not meeting with any world leaders, but he’s going to appear on The View?
GIBBS: I have no problem with that, because, Chris, you’re the President of the United States every minute of every day.
COMMENT: And that is our problem. Barack Obama is president every minute of every day. Notice the progress?
I think Obama's constant hanging out with celebrities is pretty disgraceful, considering the crises before us. It demeans the stature of his office. But I can't really say that I'm convinced it's a major issue with voters. We are a celebrity culture, much to my dismay.
I'm glad, though, that Wallace brought home the point.
September 23, 2012