In the past week two different issues have come up about President Obama and his administration:
He made a remark about saving money for college instead of going to Vegas.
His Head of Staff responded to what he thought was a stupid comment by some congressional Democrats saying "That is F_____g retarded."
The press, politicians in and from Nevada, Sarah Palin and Tim Shriver (CEO of the Speical Olympics have jumped all over these comments.
My response to the president's comment about saving money for college instead of going to Vegas is, "Well, Duh!" Of course samving money so your children can go to college is more important than any vacation, including and especially going to Vegas. Vegas is not my idea of a great place to go for a family vacation. A trip to a national park where the kids can breathe fresh air and see the wonders of creation is a much better choice. My further remark is that anyone who does a little math can see that gambling is a good way to lose money. And the little stickers in the bathrooms in casinos that you need a magnifying glass to read that tells you what to do if you have a gambling addiction are ridiculous. That's like putting a tiny sticker in a liquor store that tells an alcoholic how to get a hold of AA.
As to Rahm Emanuel's remark I would have preferred that he had said that it was stupid instead of retarded (and that he had left out the F____g but those of us who think swearing is wrong are a shrinking group). But the fact that someone leaked a remark from a private meeting and Sarah Palin in particular is getting all politically correct (Sarah Palin politically correct?) is more than a bit over the top.
I know this is terribly idealistic of me but could we please get back to real business and real news?