A quick trip around Hannity's America...
60 Minute Gigglefest
President Obama gave his longest interview so far to Steve Kroft on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night, and he couldn't seem to stop laughing about all of the problems facing our nation. The president's uncontrollable giggling prompted Kroft to ask him if he was suffering from an interesting affliction:
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STEVE KROFT, "60 MINUTES": You're sitting here, and you are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say he's sitting there just making jokes about money? How do you deal with this? I mean explain the mood and your laughter.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Well, yes, I mean, there's got to be...
KROFT: Are you punch drunk?
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For those of you unfamiliar with the term, the Gateway Pundit blog points out that "punch drunk" is a state induced by suffering a brain injury that is a result of repeated head blows and is typically marked by mental confusion, incoordination and slurred speech.
Great first impression, Mr. President, but we'll give you and Mr. Kroft the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps Mr. Kroft was referring to the 2002 movie "Punch Drunk Love"?
We'll let you decide.
With the president out of town in California last week, the administration unleashed its No. 2, and in an act they will surely live to regret, even let him roam free at a town hall meeting in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.
Vice President Biden used the opportunity to praise the Carter administration, and for that, he is the subject of our Liberal Translation treatment:
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JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT: Perhaps the greatest lesson I learned from Vice President Mondale is there's always more to understand.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: And as Carter's VP, believe me, nobody knows that better than he does!
BIDEN: There's always more to do. And there's always a new way of looking at the world, and that it's smart to keep your eyes open and listen.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: I don't know why I haven't tried that yet.
BIDEN: And that's why we're here today. We're here to listen.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: If you can get a word in edgewise!
BIDEN: Our eyes are open. We're here to hear. We're here to hear what's on your mind. We're here to — hear what you think we should be doing over the next four years to help, which is a measure of our success for our administration.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: I learned everything I know about successful administrations from Mondale and Carter too! Lucky you!
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What can I say, Mr. Vice President? I'm sure role models like Carter and Mondale will never lead you astray… just bankrupt you.
Georgia House in Disorder
Some Republican state lawmakers in Georgia are finding out the hard way that if you oppose the "chosen one," President Obama, you do so at your own risk.
Last week a bill was introduced by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus that was intended to praise President Obama and make him an honorary member of their caucus. But Republican House Majority Leader Jerry Keen asked that the bill be sent back to committee because Republicans united in opposition against one line in the legislation that called President Obama a man with an "unimpeachable reputation for integrity."
Despite Keen's assurance that the bill would be voted on and approved if that single line were removed, his decision was met with outrage by members of the Legislative Black Caucus, who stormed out of the House saying his move was racially motivated.
Representative Keith Heard, one of the sponsors of the legislation said, "This is not new Georgia. This is the same Georgia, just new faces," and Representative Al Williams went even further, saying, "It drips with racism… I call it like it is."
This is just another great example of lawmakers in this country spending time on the important things in life, like kissing up to President Obama.
We told you last week about President Obama's NCAA tournament bracket. Well, we are now finding out that his opponent in the 2008 election John McCain had a bit more success in the first round games than Mr. Obama.
Out of the 32 first round games played Thursday and Friday, Mr. Obama correctly identified only half of the winners. According to The Hill newspaper, Senator McCain's bracket faired much better and held strong in the second round with 14 of his picks making it to the Sweet 16. However, President Obama's bracket rebounded, with 14 of his Sweet 16 picks identified correctly as well.
So the two men who one year ago were in one the most historic presidential elections of our time, appear to be heading down to the wire once again. Unfortunately for Senator McCain, a victory on the March Madness battleground will give him some bragging rights, but it won't win him any electoral votes.
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