Wednesday, December 30, 2009
If You Can't Act Presidential, At Least Look Presidential
What I'm not willing to overlook is the way the President choose to dress for such a serious situation. Open shirt with no tie - what did he think he was doing? Going for cocktails down at the club? Jeez Louise - put on a tie at least. At least give the appearance of giving a crap. By dressing down for the statement, Obama gave the impression that this was "no big deal" - no amount of fancy words would have made a difference. People's first impression is visual - and the impression we got was a man who had his vacation interrupted by a pesky firestarter.
I've complained about Obama's inability to act like a President - which was only reinforced by his speech on Monday. But at the very least, he could attempt to look Presidential - especially when discussing the safety and security of the people he took an oath to protect.
(Another great article to read is "Bizarro President" by J. C. Arenas over at American Thinker.)