More not-so-great optics for the President.
Via Weasel Zippers:
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama plunged into donor-rich New York on Wednesday, his first fundraising sweep of the city since announcing his re-election bid this month, with a lament that he has not seen his wish for less-polarizing politics realized. . . .
“Today was a fun day,” Obama said at his first fundraising event at Corzine’s apartment. “Nobody checked my ID at the door. But it was also a serious day because part of what happened this morning was me trying to remind the press and trying to remind both parties that what we do in politics is not a reality show. It’s serious.”
Does anyone in his administration have an ounce of sensitivity?
Daley was brought in to help smooth out the rough edges according to White House Dossier’s Keith Koffler, who said over a month ago when “Obama’s trivial pursuits” in the midst of a Middle East afire with rebellion, Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, and the budget battle, were causing raised eyebrows:
The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, they are permitting him to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.
Two killer tornadoes later, it’s still happening.
Obama is making time to visit Alabama Friday, before his trip to Cape Canaveral to see the shuttle launch.