Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dress Code and New Presidential Term

OK - I realize that some of you may not know that Obama has issues a "dress code" for the FEMALE journalists traveling with him. Yes, you read that right. Below is an excerpt from Ben Smith's Blog at Politico.com:
Obama press told to cover up, not wear green

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown, accompanying Obama on his trip to the Middle East and Europe, emails:

Reporters traveling overseas with Sen. Barack Obama were thrown a bit of curve last week when the campaign emailed a “dress code” for Israel and Jordan. Aides had passed along as a courtesy the list that they had distributed to their staff to follow.

But some of the tips raised a few eyebrows, particularly among the female reporters.

“Do not wear green.” (Explained later as the color of Hamas)

“Do not wear nail polish.”

“Women should only wear a limited amount of jewelry.”

“Shoulders and arms must be fully covered (no strapless tops, no tank tops, no short sleeve shirts.)"

“Closed-toe shoes, women should also wear stockings.”

At historical and religious sites, a suit or slacks should be worn, shoulders and arms must be covered (“no strapless tops, no tanks tops no short sleeve shirts”), shoes might need to be removed, and women may be asked to cover their heads and “should be prepared with a scarf/pashmina,” the email stated.

As the traveling press prepared to depart tonight from Chicago for Jordan, there was a dash to cover toes and arms – or at least be prepared upon arrival in the Middle Eastern country tomorrow. Still spotted on the bus en route to the airport: plenty of jewelry, tank tops, and nail polish.


New for the trip: The campaign's remodeled 757, which, in atypical Obama style, carries the campaign's logo and slogan. (Obama was unusual during the primary for not decking out his campaign bus in shrink-wrap.) But interestingly, his name is barely noticeable - it's seen only in the web address written just under his slogan "CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN" . The plane's tail simply carries the logo.

Obama, of course, is not with us.

Oh, yes he did!! Both for the dress code (apparently, Israel, according to Obama, is a Taliban-like country. I bet that's news for the women who LIVE there!), and for the PLANE piece. Yes, he repainted his plane to put the Magic "O" on it, and his Hope-Change-y message!! I do not think this man could possibly be more narcissistic. Seriously!

And now for Obama's "New and EXTENDED!" presidential term from Jake Tapper: Barack Obama's Butterfly EffectJuly 20, 2008 4:45 PM

Today on CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that "the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.

"And it's important for me to have a relationship with them early, that I start listening to them now, getting a sense of what their interests and concerns are."

Eight to ten years, you say?? Um, have you actually READ the Consitution that you claim to know so well (your FISA vote alone would signify the answer to that is NO)? A presidential term is only FOUR years, Barack - that is 4 years! IV years!! I don't know how else to write it for you. But seems like you have a little reading to do!!!

Though, honestly, I hope that isn't even an issue, and that the American people who think you are THE ONE stop drinking the Kool Aide and come out of their stupor. Then again, since McCain and Obama are essentially tied, with the RNC doing VERY little until after the delayed Democratic Convention (look it up - see in what month the DNC USUALLY has its convention. Oh, all right - I'll save you the trouble - JULY!!! Yes, it is usually in JULY!!!!), I'd say he's toast. Seriously - the RNC has done essentially no real campaigning until they are damn sure McCain will be facing the Junior Senator. Then the fireworks will begin, I think.

So, yes - Obama thinks we have 58 states, and thinks presidential terms can range from 4 -5 years. Now, WHO was it who said he was so damn smart?? He can read a teleprompter, but other than that, WHAT proof do we have?? Judging from his debate performances ("Uh, Um, Uh, Well, Look..."), I am not convinced. Add to that finding out that his speeches are written by two 26 yr olds, and a 30 yr old, and he cannot even take credit for the so-called eloquence of his speeches! I kid you not. The story is HERE. Oh, and that he has to tell seasoned journalists who have probably traveled a helluva more than HE has how they should dress - oh, I mean, how the FEMALE journalists should dress. What a guy. What a SCHOLAR!! What a joke...


grather said...

Check out Bonnie Erbe's article on Obama's Fundraising Hypocrisy


Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

WOW - Bonnie Erbe has been on FIRE recently!! Thanks so much for the link!

Sophie said...

Have you seen this video about the media's love affair with Obama. It's hysterical. It's an ad from the McCain team. I'm not a McCain supporter, but the ad is funny.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, Sophie -

Yes, I did see it, and you are rigt - it is hysterical!! And I am no fan of McCain's either, but I am sick and tired of this sycophantic press. Without a free press, as our founders correctly noted, we cannot have a democracy. So, good for McCain for highlighting the absolute fawning the media has done, rather than its JOB. I mean, really - it is like the have all become E! or OK! or those other enterntainment rags. Just abysmal. I hope it gets LOTS of play!!