Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's Obama's World...

And we just live in it. (Hey, Sinatra's dead - someone had to inherit the Earth.) I caught his press conference this morning in Israel. There he referenced his Senate Banking Committee. The problem is that Obama isn't ON the Senate Banking Committee. I'm trying to find a transcript now. When I do so I will add a link to his specific comment.

Update: As of 1:00 am July 24 I can't find transcripts or video of his damned press conference. For all the media fawning on the man it would be helpful if they would actually REPORT THE NEWS. Are transcripts, or even just posting the raw video, really beyond their capabilities? Our press corps is worse than useless.

Later: The Huffington Post is NOT useless. They have put up video of the press conference. Go to the first embedded video at this link, the one following the sentence that begins "Obama discusses his position on Jerusalem...." At about the 1:08 mark in the video Obama states the following:

Obama: Now in terms of knowing my commitments, uh, you don't have to just look at my words you can look at my deeds. Uhhh, just this past, uhh, this past week, we passed out of the US Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to, uh, call for divestment from Iran as a way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't uh obtain a nuclear weapon.
Only five "uhs" in two sentences. That's actually pretty good for Obama. Of course there's still the problem that the Senate Banking Committee isn't "his" committee, but what are facts among friends? (Presumably, by "his" he means the committee of which he is a member. But perhaps he really does think he owns the thing.)

Incidentally here's a summary description of the bill, courtesy of Senator Dodd's website.

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