I saw this yesterday so maybe it's old news, but do you think it's smart for Obama to turn down the invitation to the annual dinner at the Gridiron Club? I know he said he was planning on spending time with his daughters and I think that's wonderful. However, if he doesn't go he will be the first president since Cleveland to skip the event during his first year in office. It sounds like some members of the press feel as though it's a snub, a slap in the face.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:37 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by LadyChamp at 11:54 AM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 11:57 AM on Mar. 17, 2009
I'm not trying to start something, it's just that I don't think Obama understands the importance of certain events and it may be damaging. This is the media we're talking about...they made him, they can break him. The articles I read quoted some pretty famous journalists that were upset by this. I guess I don't see why people who support him want him to fail so badly. There are certain things in business and in politics that people are expected to do. I don't get why no one understands the possible implications of such things. Why would he purposely try to piss off the media during his first year in office when they were the ones who got him to where he is today.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:00 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by LadyChamp at 12:08 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by LadyChamp at 12:43 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Exactly anon 10:35 and tnmomofive. That was my point! My husband accepted a job awhile back that paid more, but was a lotmore responsibility as well. There are commitments that he has to honor and that may mean missing some of the kids' activities. We discussed that before he took the job and decided it was worth it. As president of the United States you cannot expect to work only 9-5 Mon- Fri. It's a huge commitment and that includes kissing up to the media at a fancy schmancy dinner. At least SOME people get it. Why can't the people who support him get that?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:47 PM on Mar. 17, 2009