Tripped Up By His Own Trash-Talking

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So — Obama the Blessed (the One most Merciful and Wise) cranked up the White House thermostat to blast-furnace temperature because, as a delicate Hawaiian hothouse flower, he “hates the cold.”

Apart from the fact that we’re paying his heating bill, I see nothing wrong with this. I do find Obama’s multi-layered hypocrisy on this subject indigestible, however.

Just today, the Magnificent One hurled a verbal lighting bolt at those in the Imperial City who don’t share his “Chicago toughness” — specifically, those who are put off by “a little ice” and temperatures that cause one’s breath to take visible form. Specifically, he took aim at the administration of Sidwell Friends Academy for closing down on account of cold weather.

“[W]hen it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don’t seem to be able to handle things,” lectured The One during a White House meeting today. “We’re going to have to try to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this town.”

Since Obama is living in a glass hothouse, as it were, shouldn’t he be just a bit more judicious about flinging flinty rhetoric at those who share his preference for warm and toasty surroundings?

9:43 pm on January 29, 2009