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T-post Tom
06-09-2010, 10:31 PM
At the WSJ, Dorothy Rabinowitz's bizarre notion of Obama "reform"
June 09, 2010 1:48 pm ET by Eric Boehlert

Rabinowitz really gives into Obama Derangement Syndrome in her latest column, which details how the president is "alien," an "unlike" most Americans. (Subtle, right?)

But look at what she points to as her first, best piece of evidence to support her claim:

One of his first reforms was to rid the White House of the bust of Winston Churchillóa gift from Tony Blairóby packing it back off to 10 Downing Street. A cloudlet of mystery has surrounded the subject ever since, but the central fact stands clear. The new administration had apparently found no place in our national house of many rooms for the British leader who lives on so vividly in the American mind. Churchill, face of our shared wartime struggle, dauntless rallier of his nation who continues, so remarkably, to speak to ours. For a president to whom such associations are alien, ridding the White House of Churchill would, of course, have raised no second thoughts.

First, there's absolutely nothing mysterious about the Churchill bust non-story, which was one of the first pointless Obama gotcha's unleashed by the GOP Noise Machine back in early 2009.

At the time, Newsweek managed to corral all the mysterious facts:

Intended as a symbol of transatlantic solidarity, the bust was a loaner from former British prime minister Tony Blair following the September 11 attacks. A bust of Abraham Lincoln--Obama's historical hero--now sits in its place. A White House spokesperson says the Churchill bust was removed before Obama's Inauguration as part of the usual changeover operations, adding that every president puts his own stamp on the Oval Office.

Yet 15 months later, the removal of the Churchill bust is the first thing Rabinowitz points to highlight everything that's wrong with Obama?

And second, redecorating the Oval Office now qualifies as presidential "reform"? Seriously Dorothy?


06-09-2010, 10:37 PM
His approval ratings being so high should prove all America is very pleased with him.

No one cared about the Churchill bust.

Hope and Change.

T-post Tom
06-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Video 1
Dorothy Rabinowitz (conservative McCain/Palin supporter) comments about CNN: "It's showbiz time and these people call themselves journalists. What? This is journalism?"

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Video 2 Nice graphics and backdrop footage, Ms. Rabinowitz. FOX "news" & hardcore "Murdoch Journalism". No bias or showbiz there. ROFL

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