Thursday, July 29, 2010

Obama is slightly more optimistic than Leo from The West Wing

On The View this morning, it was reported that President Obama stated that he had wanted the first 20 months of his presidency to be focused on policy, and now is the time for politics.

Hmmm. Govern for only 20 months? That sounded familiar.

From Season 7 of The West Wing:
Leo: ...Forget about a four year term, the presidency is 18 months. That's your window. After that, there's midterms. No one on the Hill has time to do business with you, they're too busy getting re-elected.
Awesome. So the President of the United States gets his governing advice from Aaron Sorkin.

Now, to be fair, there is some truth to the point being made.

But that doesn't mean the President of the United States should be telling the world that his priority is politics, not governing.

Let's leave that to fake presidential advisors in reruns on Bravo.


  1. I missed the episode when Bartlett called blacks a "mongrel people".

  2. Truth be told, West Wing has an awful lot of real world POTUS advisers working on the show...but I agree that the view expressed was not particularly wise.

    And if he's be "governing" the last 20 months, what does that say? He hasn't really accomplished anything except bankrupt the nation.


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