I can’t stand Stephen Sondheim, but I’ve always found rather amusing one of his songs from Into the Woods, the one that tells the boring and pathetic tales purportedly behind the fairy tales). The song is called “Your Fault,” and sees each of the lead characters passing the buck, disclaiming any responsibility for all the myriad things going wrong about them. Here’s a video of the blame-passing game:
Barack Obama seems to have made a life study of that song. In his world, everyone else is always to blame for anything that goes wrong (which is, I made add, I typical narcissist trait). The latest example is his insistence that he was “hustled” by the German reporter who oohed and aahed over his pecs and sweat-free hip. By the way, please note as you read the following that this is one reporter who is unimpressed by Obama’s tightly controlled and scripted media appearances:
Barack Obama knows how to handle the media. His appearances are strictly choreographed, as if they were held on movie sets, and you only get access to the star if you fit the marketing concept. During his visit to Berlin, for example, he only allowed hand-picked journalist to interview him — with one exception.
Now Obama has revealed how he experienced the encounter. “She hustled us,” he told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
“We walk into the gym,” Obama told Dowd. “She’s already on the treadmill. She looks like just an ordinary German girl. She smiles and sort of waves, shyly, but doesn’t go out of her way to say anything. As I’m walking out, she says: ‘Oh, can I have a picture? I’m a big fan.’ Reggie takes the picture.” Reggie Love is Obama’s personal assistant.
So, according to Obama, he didn’t know she was a reporter.
Poor Obama — an unmediated encounter with the public and look what happens! By the way, he wasn’t hustled. She didn’t lie to him. She wasn’t unduly aggressive. She just was there, saw her opportunity and took it. If that’s all it takes to hustle Obama, can you just imagine the games the world’s bad guys will play with him?
This man is just a pathetic example of someone who can neither take a joke or take responsibility for his own actions. I really shudder when I try to imagine an Obama presidency. I leave it to witty satirists such as Iowahawk to envision such a future possibility and spell it out for you.