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Breakfast Scramble (Wednesday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
The Obami speak, by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, Arutz Sheva [1]:

The Netanyahu government’s attitude to the United States shows it is “waiting for President [Sarah] Palin, an Obama official reportedly told Peter Beinart, writing for the Atlantic Monthly news site.  Palin was the Republican candidate for vice president two years ago and is considered a front-running candidate for the next presidential election in 2012.

Aren’t we all?   At least the non Muslim world.

Obama speaks, David Zurewik, Baltimore Sun [2]:

Well, the president took thin skinned to a new level Tuesday morning in his interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show. I do not know what the president and his advisers were trying to accomplish with this conversation that took place in Michigan before Obama spoke to a high school graduation in Kalamazoo. But I have never seen Obama look and sound more petty, petulant and tinny.

Obama’s big problem isn’t that he can’t act decisively, can’t emote on cue for the cameras, trusts experts too much or that he defers excessively to CEOs. His problem — and it is starting to look like a genuine fatal flaw — is that he can’t take criticism, particularly from the press, which he seems to have an unnatural and Nixon-like hostility toward. And this interview with Lauer showed that all too clearly.

Obama is thin skinned man of limited intellect.   It shows.

What Helen Thomas missed, Richard Cohen, RCP [3]:

Ah, another teachable moment!

This one comes to us from Helen Thomas, the longtime White House reporter and columnist who announced her retirement on Monday. Thomas, of Lebanese ancestry and almost 90, has never been shy about her anti-Israel [4] views, for which, as far as I’m concerned, she is both wrong and entitled. Then the other day, she performed a notable public service by revealing how very little she knew. Asked if she had any comments about Israel, Thomas said, “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine [5]. … Go home. Poland [6]. Germany. And America and everywhere else.”

Well, I don’t know about “everywhere else,” but after World War II, many Jews did attempt to “go home” to Poland. This resulted in the murder of about 1,500 of them — killed not by Nazis but by Poles, either out of sheer ethnic hatred or fear they would lose their (stolen) homes.

I just hate when a blogger excerpts  an article and then says read the whole thing.  So I will not say it.