orichalcum: (Obama)
posted by [personal profile] orichalcum at 01:36pm on 30/04/2009
From the Presidential press conference last night:

"The other thing that I said consistently during the campaign is I would like to reduce the number of unwanted _presidencies_ that result in women feeling compelled to get an abortion, or at least considering getting an abortion, particularly if we can reduce the number of teen pregnancies, which has started to spike up again."

His best line:
"But I want to disabuse people of this notion that somehow we enjoy, you know, meddling in the private sector, if -- if you could tell me right now that, when I walked into this office that the banks were humming, that autos were selling, and that all you had to worry about was Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, getting health care passed, figuring out how to deal with energy independence, deal with Iran, and a pandemic flu, I would take that deal."

I just came from a lecture about how the identity of the Roman emperor didn't really matter, as opposed to the leaders of modern governments. This did cause the sudden realization that I would be Much More Scared about the swine flu if the Bush-Cheney administration was still in power, not particularly on policy grounds, but because by the end of 2008, I didn't trust that leadership to deal competently with running the Easter Egg Roll. Who knows what's going to happen with the swine flu - but apart from Biden's verbal gaffes, I at least trust that the governmental aspects will be handled competently.
Mood:: 'thoughtful' thoughtful

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