Monday, August 11, 2008

A Cokie Roberts Daydream

We interrupt this campaign season for a brief, Cokie Roberts daydream.

Breaking News! Obama Ending Hawaiian Vacation, Jetting Family To Myrtle Beach
Plans On Meeting With ABC's Roberts, To Personally Apologize For Wrong Getaway Choice

Sources of have told The Garlic that Senator Barack Obama hurriedly packed up his belongings, and his family, jetting them quickly to Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, where he will meet with, and apologize to ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts.

Yesterday, on 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos', Roberts criticized Obama for choosing to vacation in Hawaii, calling it "foreign and exotic".

Speaking to local reporters as he scattered to get on the plane, Obama was heard to say "I don't know what I was thinking ... I have to get better, and remember, even in my down time, my personal time, I have to make every decision a political one ...And we should probably think about bringing Cokie on as an advisor"

Obama also complimented Roberts, saying "I don't believe I have ever met anyone, with the grasp of geography as Cokie Roberts ... I don't know how many of the rest of the working press could, so rapidly, rip off that Hawaii is a state ... That is most impressive ..."

From Media Matters: Cokie Roberts on Obama's vacation: "I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state," but it looks "foreign, exotic";

ROBERTS: Yeah, that he has certainly come nowhere near closing the deal. As we've talked about before, in this year that should be such a Democratic year given all the other indices, he is tied in the polls and stage-sided in the polls and going off this week to a vacation in Hawaii --

VICTORIA CLARKE (former Pentagon spokeswoman): Right.

ROBERTS: -- does not make any sense whatsoever. I know his grandmother lives in Hawaii and I know Hawaii is a state, but it has the look of him going off to some sort of foreign, exotic place. He should be in Myrtle Beach, and, you know, if he's going to take a vacation at this time.

CLARKE: Well, and --

ROBERTS: And I just think that, you know, this is not the time to do that.

CLARKE: And there's plenty of time left. I mean, let's not forget, Barack Obama and his campaign beat the Clintons, which is no easy feat in any year. They beat them, and they beat by being pretty tough on Hillary Clinton sometimes when they felt they needed to. I think they realize that most people right now aren't paying attention. They don't need to do it quite yet. There is plenty of time after the conventions to do that, and I think you'll see the surrogates coming out of the woodwork just ready to redefine McCain. Buried in some of these stories in the last few days, one of the Obama advisers, of course on background, saying, just wait, by the time November comes around, people are going to have a different picture of John McCain.

Boy, it goes to show how deep in the tank Cokie Roberts is for Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain (or, at minimum, anti-Obama) when former DOD/Bush Grindhouse mouthpiece Torie Clarke looks like the liberal moderate.

The Jed Report has the video.

I mean, that's like The Time Tunnel meets Jurassic Park.

I am a bit surprised the studio didn't burst into flames after that exchange.

Or, at least, to play it safe, bring Bobby Jindal back, to perform an exorcism.

So, I guess, not only is Barack Obama not black enough, not ready to lead, not ready at 3AM, an arugula-eating elitist, worshiper of a devil-tongued minister, world-wide, airhead celebrity, now, the schmuck can't even get taking a vacation right ...

How is he ever going to last until November?

Bonus Crumbling Cookie Roberts Riffs

Bob Cesca: Great Wall of Duh: Hawaii Edition

Steve Benen: Targeting Obama for his choice in vacation spots

Joe Sudbay: ABC's Cokie Roberts: Hawaii is "some sort of foreign exotic place"

Digby: All American Insult

Oliver Willis: Barack Obama Joins 2.5 Million Fellow Americans In Vacation Elitism

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