Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tight Ship

As tight a ship as the Obama campaign was, we have to assume that any aides to Obama who were briefed on his meeting with the President are leaking details with campaign consent and knowledge.
Just hours after President Bush and President-elect Obama met in the Oval Office of the White House, details of their confidential conversation began leaking out to the press, igniting anger from the president, sources claim.

"Senator Obama would be wise to keep close counsel," a top Bush source warned.

"Senator Obama may not be familiar with a long-standing tradition of presidents holding their private conversations, private," a senior adviser explained to the DRUDGE REPORT.
If not, we should expect him to be firing the leakers any minute. After all, how many people would know?
"BUSH AND OBAMA AT ODDS OVER AID FOR AUTO INDUSTRY," splashed the NEW YORK TIMES in an exclusive Monday evening, quoting "people familiar with the discussion."

The two met at the White House in private, without staff.

"Bush indicated at the meeting that he might support some aid and a broader economic stimulus package if Obama and congressional Democrats dropped their opposition to a free-trade agreement with Colombia," claimed the TIMES.
Is this Barack's idea for how to reward President Bush for the gracious transition he's running?
The ASSOCIATED PRESS quickly followed with details of the conversation, citing "aides who described the discussion on grounds of anonymity, citing the private nature of the meeting."

Bush advisers view the leaks as an effort to undermine the president's remaining days in office.

3 comments:

yankeegal said...

He is no better than your common thug. I guess they don't teach manners or protacol in Chicago?

Anonymous said...

More firings and disassociations for Obama, hmmm???

Marianne said...

I remember when Clinton left office: his staffers trashed the White House and in general made life as difficult as possible for the newcomers. Clinton himself kept giving pardons to crooks right up to the last minute.
Now some liberals are floating the idea that Bush should step aside early and let Obama begin to "rule" right away. Imagine if the Republicans had asked for that when Bush first won! The uproar from the liberal media would have been deafening! There's such a double standard.