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He’s certainly gone without taking a question longer than that during his tenure , but this is worth mentioning because of the very public media hand-wringing over Romney’s failure to take many questions during his overseas tour, even though he did in fact hold a press availability during the trip.
Keith Koffler of White House Dossier reports:
President Obama has not taken a serious question from the White House press corps in nearly seven weeks, a remarkable string that points to a campaign-style White House operation that is seeking to insulate the candidate from tough cross examination.
The last substantive question Obama took from a White House reporter was during a June 20 press conference following the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. Obama allowed only six questions during the event, which was nearly guaranteed to keep him out of political hot water as the focus was on foreign policy.
Since then, Obama has held no press conferences, given no interviews to White House reporters, and taken no questions at the White House events he has held where reporters have been present.
When Mitt didn’t take many questions during his trip to Europe and Israel, the media was outraged, but the President’s similar behavior has sparked no similar protest, Koffler says.
To the contrary, Daily Caller White House reporter Neil Munro was derided by his colleagues when he interrupted Obama’s remarks in the Rose Garden June 15 to try to ask about immigration. Munro said he thought Obama had finished.
It turns out that was one of the last questions any White House reporter has asked the president.
A question the palace guards would never ask their Precious: What about your gaffes re this staged photo:
Speak softly but carry a big stick (oooooh-ahhhhh)
It seems the SCOAMF may have riled up the Turkish with his little staged tough-guy photo:
The picture, which was interpreted as vaguely menacing by some critics, caused a stir in Turkey.
The photo reveals from whom our Prime Minister receives orders to rule the country, Metin Lutfi Baydar, a lawmaker with Turkey’s main opposition party the Republican People’s Party (CHP), said in a statement.
CHP vice president Umut Oran asked through parliament if Erdogan had seen the picture and if he would take action against an implicit insult to Turkey and its citizens.
Yeah, but what about Romney’s taxes?
Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!