The New York Times thinks U.S. President Barack Obama is an amateur. They are upset with the unraveling of his Middle East peace initiative. I think Obama is dangerous. But I think some of the people he has working for him are even more dangerous. I won't go into all the names, you know who they are and what they stand for. The Left used to call Bush and his administration "evil" (among other things), and The American Thinker has a great article on the Pathology of Evil in Politics. I suggest you go read it and keep our present administration in mind.
We've seen in past administrations (like Bill Clinton) the connections to Hollywood, celebrity, and money. Well, we're there again. Take a look at the White House guest lists. Take a look at who was at the first State dinner -- Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg; those with ties to India Deepak Chopra (CHAHP'-ruh), director M. Night Shyamalan (SHAH'-mah-lahn) and CNN Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta; and sympathetic media Katie Couric of CBS News, Brian Williams of NBC News and Robin Roberts of ABC.
Which brings us to the top news this weekend -- Michaele and Tareq Salahi, referred to as "party crashers". First we hear that they were at the dinner. Then we see that they actually had their picture made with almost everybody there, including Barack Obama.
Next we here that Secret Service heads will roll. I say "not so fast". As Judy McLeod reports at Canada Free Press, Obama knew Michaele and Tareq Salahi five years ago:
While the big gun media and American Secret Service are out there investigating “party crashers” Tareq and Michaele Salahi, no one’s telling the truth: Obama knew the Salahis when he was still an Illinois senator.
Polo Contacts Worldwide could make it easy for the investigating Secret Service by brown-enveloping them this picture:
Hey Secret Agent Man, here’s Obama, the senator flashing his pearly whites with Randy Jackson, better known as a judge on American Idol. “Others pictured are Black Eyed Peas Rock Band; Tareq Salahi the President of the America’s Polo Cup; President Elect Obama, Fergie from Black eyed Peas and Michaele Salahi, posing this time as a former Miss USA and SuperModel. (continue reading)
Michaele and Tareq Salahi continue to claim that they were invited, and seeing that they actually knew Obama five years ago, that might be the case. We also hear that they were close friends with someone from the Indian embassy. And as Judy McLeod reported, "they came into the tent with a Bravo Reality TV Show “Real Housewives of DC” professional camera crew and makeup artist in tow." Somebody had to approve that.
But alas Michaele and Tareq are already old news -- Tiger Woods and wife have replaced them as the news item of the day. As the Miami Herald says, "We get news faster than we ever have. We just can't trust it to be right. " So again it's hold on a minute. The big media is doing exactly what it accuses the bloggers of doing, reporting something before the facts are in.
The news travels so fast that it is out there before it can be verified and before the participants have even uttered a public word, and the more credible news outlets are forced to follow the flocks toward TMZ and the Enquirer or be left behind.
And here's why that's relevant:
What if it isn't true?
How do we go back and fix that? (more)
How do you take gossip back? How do you restore a reputation? Well, you can't. How do you restore the reputation of the Secret Service agents who seem to be the scape goats in the Obama-Salahi dinner-gate drama, if in fact someone OK'd them to be at the dinner?
A better question might be, how do we get our country back after all the damage that has already been done under Barack Obama? Tiger Woods and dinner-gate are a drop in the bucket to this great nation. So my advice to Congress is "not so fast" when it comes to passing any more big government spending bills, including healthcare.
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