October 01, 2009

Little Men

I have a confession: I don't know much about Glenn Beck. I've read about him here and there, I've seen clips of his show on other blogs, and may have caught a couple of segments of his show. All I can deduce about him is that his style doesn't particularly appeal to me, and so I don't watch him.

He's a populist and an entertainer and he has had some undeniable successes and I wish him well, but I don't think he is the major political player that some people do.

And by some people, I include the White House.

There is something truly odd and more than a little insecure about a Presidency that reduces the Administration and the Office of the President to quibbling with a self-described clown. Presidents should be above such petty matters as attacking a talk show personality, but our Real World: White House seems to interject itself into all sorts of trivial matters from the arrest of private citizens (Skp Gates) to spouting off about idiotic celebrities (Kanye West).

Don't we expect better from our Presidents?

Shouldn't we expect better from our Presidents, and their administrations?

We need an Administration that is more focused about serving the nation than protecting our President's fragile ego. We need a President that will spend more time with his top generals than David Letterman.

But we're not getting that. Barack Obama is instead submitting up to a pop-star Presidency as he flits from one network to another in search of approval.

Once the election is over, a President's job is to lead. Obama keeps campaigning, seeking approval.

Now more than ever we need a leader, and instead we are subjected to little men, squabbling over the scraps of fault.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 1, 2009 10:13 AM

I do watch Glenn and for a self-described clown he is doing the job of conecting the dots that the left wing media wont!

Posted by: Rich in KC at October 1, 2009 12:05 PM

Two words:

Ari Fleischer

Posted by: Able Stanton at October 1, 2009 01:16 PM

I'm actually curious why Glenn Beck and Fox want to engage in a counteroffensive to keep the Olympics OUT of Chicago.

Posted by: Able Stanton at October 1, 2009 01:20 PM

I quite like Glenn. He does show some serious emotion, and he does connect those dots. Anything you see on his show can be verified, and he doesn't make up b.s.
The ting about the Whitehouse being all upset? Hmm, let me think...oh yeah. That pesky 1st Amendment thing. Gosh, how's TEH ONE™ supposed to jam stuff up our rectal passages if we know it's coming?

Posted by: cmblake6 at October 1, 2009 07:25 PM

Thing. Thing. Not ting.

Posted by: cmblake6 at October 1, 2009 07:26 PM
I'm actually curious why Glenn Beck and Fox want to engage in a counteroffensive to keep the Olympics OUT of Chicago.

Think of the carbon footprint. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

Posted by: Pablo at October 2, 2009 10:59 AM

Did Bush ever comment on any of the talking heads?

One of the characteristics of Bush I did NOT like was his turn-the-other-cheek response while left-wingers were burying him under mounds of manure, but seeing the O. admin. respond to anyone who disagrees with them just might change my mind on which is the right way to go.

Posted by: DoorHold at October 4, 2009 11:36 AM