So we’ve all heard about Dear Reader reciting off both sides of his teleprompter at West Point. He made a threat with no teeth and promised to run away.
He then proceeded to bow to the cadets. Oh wait! That part didn’t happen. Our feckless Commander in Chief would never give our military any sign of respect. The man won’t even put his hand on his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance or the Star Spangled Banner.
And he pissed off Donald Rumsfeld.
“The president’s assertion does a disservice to the truth and, in particular, to the thousands of men and women in uniform who have fought, served and sacrificed in Afghanistan,” Rumsfeld said.
He urged Congress to review the claim in the upcoming debate to “determine exactly what requests were made, who made them, and where and why in the chain of command they were denied.”
Translation: You’re a LIAR! Put up or shut up.
But I’m sure it was just one of the speech writers that Dear Reader is so much better than.
“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,’’ he told campaign aides when he was running for the White House. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that . . . I’m a better political director than my political director.’’
But far be it from me to call him arrogant. I’ll let Angelina Jolie do that.
Jolie even thinks Obama will only last four years in the nation’s highest office, says the insider, because of “a subtle arrogance in his delivery, [and] not living up to his promises.”
I have to disagree with Angelina a bit here. It’s not subtle.