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  1. #1 Barack Obama 'too tired' to give proper welcome to Gordon Brown 
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    Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

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    But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.

    Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.

    A well-connected Washington figure, who is close to members of Mr Obama's inner circle, expressed concern that Mr Obama had failed so far to "even fake an interest in foreign policy".

    ...The Sunday Telegraph understands that one of Mr Obama's most prominent African American backers, whose endorsement he spent two years cultivating, has told friends that he detects a weakness in Mr Obama's character.

    "The one real serious flaw I see in Barack Obama is that he thinks he can manage all this," the well-known figure told a Washington official, who spoke to this newspaper. "He's underestimating the flood of things that will hit his desk." A Democratic strategist, who is friends with several senior White House aides, revealed that the president has regularly appeared worn out and drawn during evening work sessions with senior staff in the West Wing and has been forced to make decisions more quickly than he is comfortable.

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    He's found ANOTHER job above his pay grade.

    rm -rf obama*
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    Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.
    He believed the rainbows and unicorn fertilizer to eh?
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    The Sunday Telegraph understands that one of Mr Obama's most prominent African American backers, whose endorsement he spent two years cultivating, has told friends that he detects a weakness in Mr Obama's character.
    ONE weakness?

    British officials, meanwhile, admit that the White House and US State Department staff were utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.
    Funny, that man that everyone said was an idiot seemed to manage just fine.

    But Washington figures with access to Mr Obama's inner circle explained the slight by saying that those high up in the administration have had little time to deal with international matters, let alone the diplomatic niceties of the special relationship.
    Excuses, excuses.

    A British official conceded that the furore surrounding the apparent snub to Mr Brown had come as a shock to the White House. "I think it's right to say that their focus is elsewhere, on domestic affairs. A number of our US interlocutors said they couldn't quite understand the British concerns and didn't get what that was all about."
    The President and his staff are incompetent and out of their depth...this is...news?

    The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment." The apparent lack of attention to detail by the Obama administration is indicative of what many believe to be Mr Obama's determination to do too much too quickly.
    ...and that one statement proves that the man who said it has no idea just how badly this has been screwed up. The history between the two nations is extensive..and the US needs Britain and her other allies.

    Alienating the leader of one of the US most important military and trading partners is not a good idea.

    "People say he looks tired more often than they're used to," the strategist said. "He's still calm, but there have been flashes of irritation when he thinks he's being pushed to make a decision sooner than he wants to make it. He looks like he needs a cigarette."
    Doesnt even have the strength to quit smoking.

    In the 80's , you had Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope and Stevie Wonder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    ONE weakness?
    That's all Colin Powell will admit to finding at the moment. ;)
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    Dude - that's what a STAFF is for. a piss poor excuse. Poor Barry is tired. boo hoo. Hell I live off 4 hours of sleep a night consistantly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Funny, that man that everyone said was an idiot seemed to manage just fine.
    funny that the idiot that was Bush was able to do things right but this enlightedn and "smartest president we've ever had" Barry Obama can't seem to figure things out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Dude - that's what a STAFF is for. !
    Yes! That IS what a staff is for. The President doesn't buy gifts or plan every little exchange at a state visit. Who the hell did he pick to be in charge of this? The Brown visit shows the staff's inexerperience and the choosing of incompetent staff demonstrates Obama's.

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    He's found ANOTHER job above his pay grade.
    You can bet if Hillary were in the White House, she and her staff would be prepared for all manner of state events. I'll bet ol' Bill would have set Gordon up with some fine vintage cigars. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Yes! That IS what a staff is for. The President doesn't buy gifts or plan every little exchange at a state visit. Who the hell did he pick to be in charge of this? The Brown visit shows the staff's inexerperience and the choosing of incompetent staff demonstrates Obama's.
    well when you chose a political hatchet man/ political hack as your chief of staff . . . . you get dumb assholes who are only interested in their own political power.
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    I hope there are no crisis at 0300, he'll be too tired to react.
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