#1 Barack Obama cancels family trip to Australia......via TwitterSonnabendGuest03-13-2010, 07:48 PM
KEVIN Rudd's dreams of hosting an Obama family holiday have been dashed as the US President revealed via Twitter that his wife and children had pulled out of a much-anticipated trip to Australia.
And Barack Obama has left open the possibility of cancelling the trip altogether - including a historic address to the Federal Parliament. Mr Obama has been forced delay the visit to shore up support for his proposed health reforms. The President has his own busy Twitter account but he left to White House aide Robert Gibbs to reveal the change of plans on the social networking site.
"The President will delay leaving for Indonesia and Australia - will now leave Sunday - the First Lady and girls will not be on the trip," the message read. White House officials told The Sunday Telegraph that Mr Obama's itinerary would be limited to official business.
When Mrs Obama and the Obamas' two girls, Sasha and Malia, were on the trip, it was hoped they would take a tour of Canberra and Sydney harbour. Mr Obama is due to address the Federal Paraliament on Tuesday, March 23. The Prime Minister said yesterday that Australia would fit in with Mr Obama's timetable. "The President is welcome in Australia at any time. He knows that. The Government of the US knows that," Mr Rudd said.
"If this visit is delayed by several days, if it's brought about by the necessities of the health reform process in the US, I really understand that as well." Mr Rudd said the advice to him was that Mr Obama was still coming, although several days later than planned and perhaps for a shorter time. "He has health reform on his agenda on Washington. We have health and hospitals reform on our agenda here in Australia. He has a thing called a troublesome Senate.
"I have a troublesome Senate as well.
"There are a few similarities here."
Yeah there are....very shortly, you and that posturing fool will get their asses kicked by a fed up electorate.
03-13-2010, 09:18 PM
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He has to Twitter his family that he likely sees or talks to on the phone multi times a day that he is canceling the trip? The only ones he wants to read that is the public, to feel sorry for him and his family that he had to do this to pass the bill. This guy is a fake.Klaatu barada nikto
SonnabendGuest03-14-2010, 01:20 AM
No, the classless,. brainless fool Twittered to the AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT about his trip...obviously the jackass doesnt know how to use a phone
03-14-2010, 01:42 AM
When Bush was in office, he was always very mindful of the fact that hundreds of people and their families are affected by even the slightest change in the Presidential schedule. It is a major ordeal to get all the machinery in motion for a Presidential trip, even a short domestic one. This kind of last minute schedule change affects not just those who travel with him, but also those getting ready to receive him where he is going. Barry and his ilk have zero respect for this fact.
03-14-2010, 01:45 AM
He is the worst trash we have to offer, so we elected him to the most powerful position in the world.
SonnabendGuest03-14-2010, 02:06 AM
Pres. Bush and John Howard were the best of friends. Both had the best interests of their country at heart
Oblahblah cares about himself. First, last and always.
03-14-2010, 02:29 AM
I liked John Howard a lot.
He and W were a lot alike.
03-14-2010, 04:16 PMGovernment is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
03-14-2010, 06:20 PM
Obviously Osama does not trust his party to carry on in his absenseLiberals: Obama's useful Idiots
SonnabendGuest03-15-2010, 07:40 PMBARACK Obama’s trip to Australia is going ahead but his 24-hour visit will be contained to Canberra… Mr Obama’s shortened itinerary - which allows him to spend more time in Indonesia - will include a meeting with Governor-General Quentin Bryce and a range of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Australia-US alliance
Shows just how little he thinks of his allies. The PM doesnt care...his people are the ones who are insulted.
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