This is too funny:
We’ve known for some time now that Governor Palin lives rent free in Obama’s head. Whether she is calling him out on his inept response to the Gulf oil spill, incomprehensible energy policies, deficit spending, border security, or the inevitable rationing contained in Obamacare which she brilliantly termed “death panels”, she has a unique ability to get under his decidedly thin skin. As it turns out, his obsession with Governor Palin also extends to her use of Twitter, and yesterday’s “Twitter Town Hall“ was at least partly an attempt to emulate the Governor’s success with the social medium. Via Kenneth R. Bazinet:
President Obama’s decision to hold a Twitter Town Hall was an about-face for the commander-in-chief who only months ago in private conversations with aides would scoff at the 140-character social media format for its lack of depth and sophistication, according to sources with knowledge of those conversations.
In particular, Obama would get miffed at the news media for picking up the Twitter comments made by ex-GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. “He complained that ‘They hang on her every word and report it without even questioning her directly,’” one informed source said this morning, quoting the President.
Obama claims he’s too busy to read newspapers, surf the ‘net or watch television (as he should be) but you know he’s sitting there during his daily briefings, ignoring his aides and flipping channels to see what people are saying about him. Then when he finds some bloviating gasbag saying something he doesn’t like he turns to White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer or Press Secretary Jay Carney and tells them to call and complain.
I can picture his aides saying things like “Don’t let him see today’s Times, Krugman tore him a new one again.” Any member of the press corpse that asks Obama tough questions might as well forget ever getting called on during a presser again and any progressive A-list blogger who criticizes Obama will find themselves removed from the invitation list for future cookies and Koolaid conferences.
If Obama’s skin was any thinner it would be transparent.