Saturday, November 8, 2008
One press conference, one gaffe.
President-elect Obama held his first press conference and took about a half dozen softball questions. He was likable and cool. I liked his self-deprecating attitude and humility. What I didn't like was his comment about Nancy Reagan having seances when asked about conferring with living Presidents (vs. dead ones). It was actually Hillary Clinton "channelling" Eleanor Roosevelt that he was referring to. I do appreciate that he called Mrs. Reagan and apologized for his offhand and careless remark. What's amazing to me, is how the media just lets it go. I made the mistake of tuning into Bill Maher last night and he was STILL lambasting Pelin three days after the election about her "Africa" comment. I'm sure Obama's plethora of advisers have informed him of how many states are in the United States of America by now. At least I hope so.