Twice this weekend my sarcastic prognostications were confirmed by those who actually get paid for being political!
In my Saturday post, after chastising Obama for is drilling flip flop, I pointed out that his explanation left me skeptical of him actually implementing drilling even though he may vote for an initial bill. Tim Pawlenty, who I didn’t know read Norunnyeggs, picked up on this theme while at a campaign office opening in Iowa:
“He’s put so many contingencies around it that I wonder – in fact I question – whether he would do it at all,” Pawlenty said in an interview. “It may be a way for him to gain favor during the election, and tube it later because all the contingencies weren’t met.”
After making yet another gaffe (I’ve quit counting how many because it’s more than all my fingers and toes in any given week) in which he mischaracterized “Presidents” that are on currency, I posted a memo to David Plouffe, Obama’s campaign manager last Thursday and suggested:
If you are interested in having Obama elected, make sure that he no longer gets put into situations where he has to speak extemporaneously, especially when he has his dander up. Fill his pocket with a bunch of note cards that say "Um," "Ah," or "I mean". That seems to qualify as great insight and news worthy for the MSM"¦He need say no more!
Again, I didn’t know David Plouffe was a reader of Norunnyeggs. Saturday afternoon he takes my advice and puts out a press release saying that Barry won’t be able to come out and play unless the playtime is very structured, supervised and previously scripted play days:
“Due to the late date of the two parties’ nominating conventions, and the relatively short period between the end of the conventions and the first proposed debate, it is likely that the four commission debates will be the sole series of debates in the fall campaign.”
I guess you could file all of this under:
“Even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally,” or
“Even a broken clock is right twice each day.”
but com’ ‘on….twice in the same weekend? I’m beginning to think this political thing isn’t as difficult as some folks might want to make us think it is!