Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The economy, the bailout, Iran... and Rodriguez. WTF?
Last night, Barack Obama's first major press conference as president came in the midst of one of the world's greatest crises: the devastated economy. He was confident, reassuring but blunt. We're in trouble but we can get out of it if we all put our minds on what's important. Put aside party politics and focus on getting Americans (and Canadians) back to work and paying their mortgages.
The questions from the media were thoughtful and, at times, tough. Then Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post asked for the President's reaction to the news that Alex Rodriguez admitted steroid use while playing with the Texas Rangers from 2001-2003. WTF? Please, someone tell me that there was some serious eye-rolling going on in that room after that. This twit gets the attention of the President of the United States and he doesn't ask about Chris Brown beating up Rhianna and missing the Grammies? Amateur.