Unlike George W. Bush, Big Guy is big enough to admit his mistakes, and even to apologize.
When he took office in January 2009, the president said, his administration was so consumed by the economic crisis that it was hard to tell the public about their successes — and claim the credit. Obama added that he could have done a better job of publicly selling his accomplishments and protecting them against unfounded attacks.
“I think that one of the challenges we had two years ago is that we had to move so fast,” Obama said. “We were in such emergency mode that it was very difficult for us to spend a lot of time doing victory laps and advertising what we were doing because we were moving on to the next thing.”
“I take some responsibility for that,” he added. “Our attitude was we just have to get the policy right. We did not think about making sure we were advertising properly what was going on.”
That sounds like an apology to me. Or at least what passes for an apology in my world. “I was so busy doing the work of the American people that I failed to realize that I wasn’t speaking slowly enough to explain it to you morons.”
That kind of apology is right up there with “I apologize if some of you morons misunderstood the intent of my words, and I inadvertently offended anyone…” Remember, in politics it’s all about faking sincerity.
But are you kidding me? If all we needed was a little more advertising, why on earth have we been sitting on our biggest advertising ASS-et ever?!!?
Most of you, I’m sure, are familiar with my formerly fledgling capitalist pig venture, “Broadside Advertising.” We got a real boost from the Cordoba Victory Mosque account and another kick in our profit pants from Big Fur Hat at iOwnTheWorld and The Radio Patriot. Oink!
Meanwhile, Big Guy is busy hugging liberal ladies on the West Coast:
Christine, Patty and Barbara – Eeewww, Pit Hug Alert!
Just hanging with the real folks: Eric and Cynnie Foss’ Seattle backyard. Say, that looks like Cripes Suzettes’ new living room coffee table right next to Big Guy!
Here’s the real reason Big Guy loves campaigning: Umm, Jelly Dough-Nuts!!!!
Oh yes, we’re hitting the trail later today too. We still haven’t decided what to wear, butt we know what to say.