Ed Driscoll

More Rubes Self-Identify

“BREAKING NEWS: New York Magazine Discovers That Obama Holds High Opinion of Himself, Is In Over His Head,” Ace’s co-blogger Drew M. quips, noting this passage:

When business complained that he was hostile, he cited all the times he had invited CEOs to the White House. When donors moaned about the fact that at the first year’s Christmas parties, he had done away with the tradition of taking pictures with the guests, Obama scoffed, “Big deal, they’ve all got pictures of me before.”Emanuel’s ad-hocracy, meanwhile, didn’t faze Obama. The president’s friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett sometimes pointed out that not only had he never managed an operation, he’d never really had a nine-to-five job in his life. Obama didn’t know what he didn’t know, yet his self-confidence was so stratospheric that once, in the context of thinking about Emanuel’s replacement, he remarked in all seriousness, “You know, I’d make a good chief of staff.”

Those overhearing the comment somehow managed to suppress their laughter.

In RINO-land, even Colin Powell is distancing himself from the president, at least for now. Could Christopher Buckley be next? (We’ll know when Obama is in serious trouble when David Brooks finds another pair of trousers to admire.)