It is believed by many that President Barack Hussein Obama diminished The Office of The Presidency with his recent appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
It was not just the appearance that was considered beneath The Office; also notorious was the demeanor with which Obama handled himself. At a time in which it was becoming more and more evident that his party was about to suffer great losses, President Obama carried himself with an air of hyper-partisanship. While acceptable within the confines of the left-leaning regular viewership of the Comedy Central hit TV show, his behavior at that time appeared in large part to be a snub to the nation which was about to soundly reject his policies at the polling place.
To be fair, President Obama is in a very stressful position. Not only did he inherit the financial ruin created by and then left behind by George W. Bush, but America is a terrible nation which only gives to "the rich" as it continues to diminish the plight of "the poor." President Obama is struggling in his communication with Americans; it seems we're just not getting the message that every single thing He wishes to do for us... to give to us, the little people... is in our best interests.
Sorry, I got swept up in the White House messaging there for a second.
In quite the contrast to President Obama's seemingly omnipresent cold and calculated demeanor is this recently recorded segment of Australian show The Hamish and Andy Show.
Seriously, President Obama holds what certainly must be the most difficult job in the world. I don't envy him for one second, and it is understandable that he takes issues very seriously these days.
Meanwhile, however, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is jet-setting around the world collecting bags of potato chips and making light of political correctness. Hillary gets to gloat about the strength of America and how powerful she is, while President Obama must stand before camera after camera and give appeasing explanations about America's relationship with the Muslim community.
I must say that I rather enjoyed this interview, and it certainly seems that many times recently as I've seen Mrs. Clinton interviewed, she seems quite at ease and in control of her situation. A woman many of us once thought rather robotic, calculated, and sometimes even callous, she now seems to have a new lease on life. (Maybe it has something to do with all the time on the road and away from Bill?)
One must wonder, in hindsight, if Hillary isn't maybe rather okay with the results of the 2008 Democrat Party primary, after all.