Cutting to the Chase

Abby Zimet

Obama's waffled grievously on too many substantive issues, but now
and then we see the sharp dry candor that appealed to so many way back
when - and that we wish he'd get back to. In an interview on his new nuclear policy with
ABC's slimey, clueless George Stephanopoulos, Obama was hilariously
dismissive on the subject of a pointless Sarah Palin critique that the
Washington Monthly's Steven Benen called "an idiotic quote from a dim-witted
former half-term governor of a small
state" – raising the real issue of why any so-called journalist would bring it up in the first place.

 "The last I checked, Sarah
Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues." - President Obama,
who showed remarkable restraint by not adding, "or any other issues."

FRIENDS: Help Us Fight

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: