Now, you know I can't abide Andrew Sullivan for a bunch of reasons. Hence my unwillingness to give him any traffic at all by even going to his site and re-posting his article here. But when I saw this blurb, and Sullivan's arrogant, and sexist, title, I just couldn't resist. I almost cracked up laughing that he, of all people, is getting his nose out of joint about the questions Cheney was asked in this interview. Apparently, he has forgotten just about every interview Obama has had since he began his campaign, and he was running for the highest office in the land! Cheney is not running for anything (and I hasten to add, I have absolutely NO love lost for Dick Cheney. I appreciate that he supports his daughter, her partner, and their child, but that's about it).
Perhaps Sullivan forgot this interview by Charlie Gibson of ABC News, an outlet that uses OUR airwaves for FREE, of Obama during the campaign:
How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to "win"?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?
Oooooohhhhh - how di Obama withstand those WITHERING questions?
Or more recently, how about Brian Williams and his day at the White House, one that culminated in THIS moment:
Seriously?? He really wants to go down this road of how political interviewees are handled? How about this clip with George Stephanapoulous:
Heck, George even supplies the correct verbiage to Obama! And may I just say one more time - HOW was this man portrayed as being ELOQUENT??? Holy smokes.
Okay, one more to prove the point, if you can stomach watching Keith Olberman:
Oh, yes - that is some HARD-HITTING "journalism" there for Mr. Sullivan. Get one of the two most biased for Obama show hosts (I refuse to call Olberman a "journalist") to lob softballs for Obama to trash the Republicans.
By the way, remember Obama's appearance with McCain at Ground Zero? Yeah, so dignified:
I digress. Back to the whole hard-hitting journalism thing: At least Steve Kroft pointed out Obama's inappropriate laughter here:
But he did so with a smile, and accepted that lame-ass excuse from Obama as to why he was laughing while indicating how he was going to use our money to bail out the UAW even though Americans were STRONGLY opposed to that idea.
Sullivan complains about the questions asked Cheney? Maybe he should have been so worried about the questions asked of Obama...