I've been hearing about President Obama being MIA when it comes to the budget fiasco, that he is distracted by other matters to deal seriously with the Middle East crisis and that he didn't even think it necessary to mention the Japan catastrophe in his weekly address. Today I found this article which gives us a more in-depth view of what the POTUS has been up to lately.
Via: White House Dossier
The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.
President Obama’s Trivial Pursuits
The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, they are permitting him to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.
This morning, as Japan’s nuclear crisis enters a potentially catastrophic phase, we are told that Obama is videotaping his NCAA tournament picks and that we’ll be able to tune into ESPN Wednesday to find out who he likes.
Saturday, he made his 61st outing to the golf course as president, and got back to the White House with just enough time for a quick shower before heading out to party with Washington’s elite journalists at the annual Gridiron Dinner.