Sunday, April 12, 2009

Smoke'em If You Got'em

A lot has already been documented about Obama's hypocritical nature concerning campaign pledges and office reality. Here is just another example of do as I say and not as I do:

If you're old enough to remember the forgettable Jimmy Carter presidency you will probably also remember that during the energy shortage he installed solar panels on the roof and lowered the thermostat in the White House and wore sweaters to keep warm. A noble jesture indeed.

Last May Mr. Obama said this: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say ‘OK.’ … That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

The New York Times reported on Thursday, January 29 that:

“…the capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Oh yes on the "we cant drive our SUV's and eat as much as we want". Apparently that doesn't apply to the President. The British Sun reports: "BARACK Obama liked a restaurant’s pizzas so much he has flown the chef 850 miles to make some at the White House.

The US President got a taste for Chris Sommers’ pizza while campaigning in St Louis, Missouri, last year.

After Mr Obama’s election win, Chris offered to deliver frozen pizzas to the White House but was told he couldn’t because of security concerns.

So he took 20lb of dough and three gallons of sauce to Washington.

Chris was due to cook lunch at the White House yesterday, reported He said: “It’s surreal. It’s a huge honour.”

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