Sitting under a tent in a New Orleans, President Barack Obama spoke with Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News this afternoon during the commemorative 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
When asked if polls reflected his inability to communicate with voters, taking a deep breath Obama replied, “I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead.”
Glad to hear it.
“Obama, who just returned from a long vacation on Martha’s Vineyard said he didn’t watch Glenn Beck’s massive rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, adding that he was focused on the long-term, not on the “Nightly News.”
Really. Would that explain skipping out on the 100th Boy Scout Jamboree earlier this month to chit-chat on, ‘The View?’
“The president, a harsh critic of the Bush administration’s sluggish response to Katrina, bristled when asked if the BP Gulf oil spill was his administration’s Katrina – because of a failure to act quickly enough. ‘It’s just not accurate,’ he told Williams. ‘The only thing in common with the Katrina response was [oil spill incident commander] Thad Allen… We had immediately [deployed] thousands of vessels, tens of thousands of people.’”
UPDATE (01.23.2011): Hawaii Governor, Neil Abercrombie, fails to ‘locate’ the birth certificate: HERE
Tell that to Bobby Jindal.
Hat tip: Drudge