Double Standards

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 19, 2010

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Given that the volcanic ash spewing out of Eyjafjallajökull prevented him from going to Poland to commemorate the life and death of the late President, Lech Kaczynski, I suppose that it is not the world’s biggest deal that President Obama decided to fill his schedule with a round of golf instead. I actually applaud the President’s decision; his job is a tough one, and Heaven knows, from time to time, he needs a break.

I just keep imagining what most of the media would say if it were George W. Bush who decided to go off to play golf, even if events outside his control made it impossible for him to go to a funeral instead.

  • thefoundry

    It's ridiculous to applaud him. He could have gone to the Polish Embassy in D.C. to pay his respects like Biden and Clinton did, but instead he chose to go play his 32nd round of golf as president.

  • jaytom

    What a self-absorbed jerk… for someone who is so image savvy. He should know that this would not look good. Take that time and spend it with the wife and kids, kick-back on the couch or something.
    I never thought I'd say this, but the Republicans are right… Obama is a snob.

  • robspe

    The Germans have a phrase for fools like Zero: “dumm und dreist” (stupid and impudent – or arrogant)

  • robspe

    The Germans have a phrase for fools like Zero: “dumm und dreist” (stupid and impudent – or arrogant)

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