Coming off the rather lame healthcare summit that was done for political cover, most of the coverage has dealt with the testy exchange between President Obama and Senator McCain. That was nothing compared to what goes on in other countries. Check out this withering verbal assault on the President of the European Union.
At first it seems like a Monty Python skit, but then the tempers really begin to flare. It makes our politicians look good by comparison doesn’t it?
Back to the summit – I think that was a clear win for the Republicans as the Democrats only had pity inducing stories for ammunition. The GOP came ready and had their A gamers at the top of their form. Obama did not help things as he gave the Democrats twice as much time to speak than the Republicans. Then he gave himself more time that either! If they think this will swing the public over to supporting reconciliation they are sorely mistaken.