Obama tries to temper furor over AIG bonuses
I really take exception to this. Who's the leader here? Wasn't it Obama himself who was expressing all that righteous indignation just a few short days ago? I admit he had me for a moment on this one...glad some of the board members here set the record straight.AP, WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is trying to dampen a fire he once stoked, urging a more tempered response to public furor over bonuses paid to executives of the publicly rescued insurance giant American International Group.
Obama is virtually certain to use Tuesday's prime-time news conference to continue an effort that began over the weekend: cooling the anti-AIG ferocity, now that it threatens to undermine his efforts to bail out the nation's deeply troubled financial sector.
I'm not saying he should be roasted over an open fire, just that these sorts of missteps are serious given the delicate situation we're in. I'd like to continue giving him the benefit of the doubt, but this is some serious backpedalling.
Makes me thankful to be armed with critical thinking skills - and a good reminder to "watch what they do, not what they say".