Friday, November 7, 2008

More Powerful Lens

You thought Barack Obama was under the microscope during the campaign? His very first post-election press conference refuses to pass without incident:

Obama takes shot at nancy reagan
by dollarsandsense123

Ben Smith at describes Obama's response to a question about seeking the counsel of former presidents as "being looser than he's been in months" with the strange timerity to conjure up the great Republican ghost of Ronald Reagan.

Of course, Malkin is outraged. She describes the peculiar moment as a "tasteless joke about Nancy Reagan" that "went beyond creepy" and nothing more than a "classless" attempt at humor.

***UPDATE***: Payback is a bitch. From

Nedra Pickler (AP), Lee Cowan (NBC), Jake Tapper (ABC), Chip Reid (CBS), Karen Bohan (Reuters), John McCormick (Chicago Tribune), Lynn Sweet (Chicago Sun-Times), Candy Crowley (CNN), Jeff Zeleny (New York Times).

Which network didn't get a question? Fox News.

I'd find this development concerning if President-Elect Obama had actually given the cold shoulder to journalists.

1 comment:

Defective Pants said...

If Nancy Reagan didn't want people to think she was batshit crazy, then she shouldn't have admitted to talking to ghosts.