Governor Palin Takes President Obama to School

Sunday, September 20, 2009

President Obama could learn a thing or two from Governor Palin.

The president is in my state, the state of New York. In fact, tomorrow he will be a mere 35 miles from where I live as he speaks at Hudson Valley Community College.

Today he made media round after media round, causing some to wonder if these plethora of appearances are too much of a "good" thing.

The New York Daily news reported:

Obama will push his health care reforms on five morning news shows today, an unprecedented presidential feat that has stirred debate over whether Obama has hit the point of overexposure.


Obama's decision to hit five network shows today - ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," CNN's "State of the Nation," CBS' "Face the Nation," NBC's "Meet the Press" and Univision's "Al Punto with Jorge Ramos" - is known in media circles as "the Full Ginsburg."

It is so named after William Ginsburg, who in 1998 became the first person to hit five shows in one Sunday as the attorney for White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Hillary Clinton later did it when she launched her presidential bid in 2007.

Obama is the first President to even try, which just underscores his comfort level with the medium, experts said.

Comfort level? Hmmm...Well, apparently he's not too comfortable with one particular media outlet, and that would be Fox News. It appears he's still pouting that they are not cheering, fainting, and getting tingly leg sensations at the mere sound of his voice. Therefore, he won't give them the time of day. For a president many tout as a brilliant politician, why has he thumbed his nose at the cable news show that leads all others? An L.A. Times article called "Top of the Ticket" stated:

Latest ratings out for the second quarter of 2009 show the top-rated FNC having one of the best quarters in its entire history with prime-time ratings jumping an astounding 34%, not all of them Obama fans. That 8-11 p.m. slot is crucial for viewers -- and ad dollars -- which includes Fox's showcase "The O'Reilly Factor."

Throughout the viewing day, Fox News did even better with its 1.2 million viewers, on average, more than doubling CNN's 598,000 and more than tripling third-place trailer MSNBC's average audience of 392,000.

With the resistence of the American people to accept President Obama's Health Care Bill, one would think it a "brilliant" political move for him to have swallowed his intense dislike for the cable news channel he's always dissing and to have capitalized on the advantages of granting them an interview. Instead, didn't he dodge an opportunity to reach across the aisle, show he is not the ultra-partisan president he has been accused of being, and stand up to the hardball questions he would get from Fox that he would likely not get from other media outlets? GOP lawmakers said yes.

A handful of Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Joe Wilson (S.C.), say that President Barack Obama is ignoring a large segment of the public by refusing to appear on Fox News.

Obama is scheduled this weekend to appear on every major Sunday talk show except for “Fox News Sunday.”

Fox News, which is considered more conservative-leaning than ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN, confirmed Obama will not be interviewed on its network on Sunday.

Wilson, who was reprimanded this week by the House for his outburst at Obama last week, said that by excluding Fox, the president was not being fair.

"If people are going to be on the Sunday talk shows, they should be on all of them,” Wilson said.


Freshman Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) said that the White House’s media strategy is an example of the president not living up to his promise to change the tone in Washington.

“The only thing this shows is that the president is ignoring a very large segment of this country. He said he was going to reach across party lines and be a different kind of president, but so far he hasn’t followed through with real action,” Scalise said.

Some House Democrats saw nothing wrong with Obama’s decision to forgo Fox.

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) said that it has become clear “which networks are really fair” while predicting that the president will eventually appear on “Fox News Sunday” in the future.

So President Obama chose to appear on "really fair" networks while ignoring the likes of Fox News? Well, how interesting is that. I say the president has a lot to learn.

Rewind to the 2008 campaign. People can say what they want about the McCain camp throwing Governor Palin to the wolves when they allowed the likes of Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson to have at her. Both Couric and Gibson had an agenda. Katie couldn't get past the abortion question and Charlie played a gotcha game with the Bush Doctrine question. Prior to both interviews, the McCain camp clearly knew that the interviewers were in the tank for Obama. We can go round and round about that decision, but there's one thing that stands out about the McCain camp as I consider that the President of the United States refused to appear on Fox News even as he seeks to win over the American people on health care: At least they didn't hide. I don't know why they refused to sit her down with Bill O'Reilly but instead sat her with Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson. But I do know she went on.

I also know that when she returned to Alaska after the election, she invited Matt Lauer into her home and let him interview her. She didn't hide.

I know, too, that upon her resignation announcement in July, Governor Palin didn't shy away from Andrea Mitchell but while fishing granted her an interview. Again, no hiding.

The bottom line is that Governor Palin, demonstrating true leadership, has neither run away nor been shielded from those who have not exactly been in her corner. President Obama, on the other hand, has almost every media outlet in his back pocket, and he wouldn't even rise to the challenge of the one "fair and balanced" one that was sure to ask him the toughest questions--questions to which Americans want honest answers. He's not even campaigning anymore(or is he?); he's already got the job. And he's not lying about health care, right? So what's the problem?

Maybe he'll answer that question while he visits with David Letterman tomorrow night. Surely that'll be a tough interview.


martin12534 September 21, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

He can certainly draw a crowd, but his speech wasn't that great. The only reason he wasn't on fox is because he's too scared. He knows they'll ask tough questions that he may not have an answer to. It's okay though, Palin will fix his little red wagon come election time. I hope he goes on fox sometime soon though, it would be rather comical to watch. At least Palin had the guts to face her opposition in public.

Gary September 21, 2009 at 4:46 PM  

Another great post Adrienne.

Sarah knew what she was going to face from Obama's sock puppet media, and jumped right in anyway.

As you know "Perky" was coached for a week by democrat operatives before her hatchet job on Sarah.

Obama is a coward, period.

Pat in NC September 21, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

I enjoyed reading your post Adrienne, keep up the good work.

Baron Oscar von Medwick,  September 22, 2009 at 12:32 AM  

Dear Adrienne,

I'm so glad that your blog made it onto Yahoo Buzz. You are a very sweet and courageous young lady. Keep up the good work.

The Baron

Anonymous,  September 22, 2009 at 2:14 AM  

dear adrienne
thank you for your blog. i have two daughters that are entering adult hood and had an opportunity to vote in november. although i did not tell them how to vote, i asked them one question christian women who oppose abortion and are pro life in all its stages, you are required to vote for a candidate that shares your beliefs if one exists. and that candidate was sarah palin. mr. mccann was secondary in my opinion. she was a breath of fresh air to a sordid election. keep up the blogs...and god bless you...

JB September 22, 2009 at 7:10 AM  

first time I've read your post and enjoyed it very much.
Cannot tell you how scared I am of this administration and the cowardess way they devour people who disagree with them.
WAKE UP AMERICA....lets get moving to take back what we know is right for our country.

Anonymous,  September 22, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

Under Article 4 of the US Constitution.

Out of over 200 and some house of representatives.
If a certified letter was sent to each any every one. With clause that the President has broken a High crime, treason, misdemenor, or failed to protect the american people.
And a copy sent to Glenn Beck of Fox news.
Then Barrack Obama does not stand a chance facing the TRUTH...

It would only take "1" vote from the over 200 house of representative to proceed with the hearing in front of congress. And no, The president would have no say in the matter. At least a vote anyway, Just the same proceeding as 4 previous IMPEACHED PRESIDENTS

1) Starving the state of CALIFORNIA Farmers of water, is ground for impeachment. Over 10% of Americans food came from California Farmers
However it is ok for the Federal government to allow the business and growth of pot. It has been on the news, 1 business man alone selling pot has sent 3 million to state income tax, and 6 million in fed income tax. But thats ok rights???
2) Involvement in Acorn is grounds for Impeachment
3) "Under Oath, Swearing in to protect America" Dismanteling the nuclear gaurd in Poland, is not protecting America !!!
4) Since office, how in the hell can a president protect this nation, when he is still campaining.
5) Involvement in the organization Acorn, and the Voter Fraud that has afforded him President.

There are 5 DARN good reasons to have him IMPEACHED. And certainetally there are more reasons out there.

President Clinton Received an Impeachment hearing for "IS, IS" And an unmoral affair.

I dont know about the rest of you, But I felt a heck of alot more secure when Clinton was in office, I remeber haveing the opportunity to have a job then too !!! There was no government health care tax. And Clinton wasn't running around the country ticking off all our alies either. Or taxing China with a 35% tarriff. And cutting all trade with them also. Isnt it China we own BILLIONS TOO???
Obama's actions are is if he is like a mad man running around deliberatelly trying to ruin THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Why Hasn't anyone done anything about it ???

shasa,  September 22, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

I sort of agree with JB - I have been frightened too, and I'm not a person who's afraid of anything. I don't think I have ever seen a time in my life where you couldn't comfortably disagree with the President. You sort of get the impression that you will be punished if you don't go along with him. This "czar" thing has me baffled. There is just soo much that doesn't seem right. I didn't want a cute or funny president. I don't like the lack of real dignity in the white house. It seems more like we have a King now than a President. You feel like there are going to be little fits if things don't go his way. I guess I am just old.

Anonymous,  September 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM  

she has more intestinal fortitude than he will ever have. he is a coward, hiding behind vague rethoric. the sleeping giant has awoken. we see that he is nothing but a bag of hot air!

Anonymous,  September 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

It would seem to me that this administration is practicing politics as usual. The promise of change appears to be empty and the audacity of hope is for the like minded. Fox is the only channel that gives you the whole story without the liberal/Obama spin. The fact that he did not appear on Fox means he reached a very small audience. Can't sell if no one is listening.

Anonymous,  September 22, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

I agree that Obama might be reaching the point of "overexposure". How do we deal with the issue of Palin's "underexposure" though. Seems she too has snubbed Fox news.

AK MAN,  September 22, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

I think you need to go see him LIE some more Adrienne.... 2nd thought, don't waste your time, it will be the same speach, just a different day.... title of his speach... IM SO GREAT, LOOK AT ME WORLD !!!!!

Obama-Bin-Lyen,  September 22, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

Oh come on A... He has a open door policy, right? That means his door is open as long as you agree with him. If not it's slammed in your face.... I want to know a little about his Acorn friends. You know the ones he dident even know were doing what they were doing.... Like he said it;s little stuff, he don't pay attention to that much... Especially the part where they were telling the girl how to smuggle into the USA underage girls for sex slaves... He don't pay attention to that, but has guys over for beer to smooth things over....

Anonymous,  September 23, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

I'd like to see a Republican-sponsored bill on health insurance reform... seems as if the Grand 'ol Party is not able to... what's that all about?

Adrienne Ross September 23, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

Anonymous (@3:29 PM),

FYI: Republicans have been requesting opportunities to be heard. They have suggestions that they deem appropriate. The Democrat-controlled Congress--along with the president--don't seem interested, however. So much for bi-partisanship. Every time the Democrats want to do things without a bi-partisan effort, they say Republicans don't have a plan. Once again, they're not being honest. They simply don't want to listen. Republicans have been reaching out. As John Boehner said, the response of the Dems has been, "Thanks, but no thanks." So they ARE able to. The question is, do people really want "change" that is bi-partisan, or do they simply throw the term around when it suits their cause?

Anonymous,  September 23, 2009 at 7:08 PM  

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