12.02.2009

Vulcan This: The White House Takes On Politico

Politico's editor-in-chief, John Harris, wrote what has to be one of the most asinine pieces he's ever written -- and that's saying a lot -- about the "seven stories that Barack Obama doesn't want told." In in, the following were the mems John thinks Obama is in dangers of allowing to fester:

  1. He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money
  2. Too much Leonard Nimoy
  3. That’s the Chicago Way
  4. He’s a pushover
  5. He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe
  6. President Pelosi
  7. He’s in love with the man in the mirror
The White House didn't mince words in their response, "7 narratives politico is fighting in their efforts to get an interview with the President," to Politico's more than usual silliness (via the Atlantic, h/t Jed):
It's not just Fox News that's become subject of White House derision. The following is an excerpt from a joke e-mail that is circulating among White House staffers.
  1. They are more interested in readers than accuracy
  2. Its okay to be wrong everyonce in a while, if your are the first to break the news
  3. More interested in gossip than news
  4. A spouter of the worst sort of insider conventional wisdom
  5. Their analysis about obama has been wrong more than any one
  6. Click ... period
  7. More obsessed with personality than policy
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