Politics: Sun Times columnist has it as he was half joking, Rush says he was serious, Hotair says he was kidding.
|Obama is very sensitive about his press. After his press conference, he headed toward New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and chided her -- in a kidding way -- for a comment in the 12th of 14 paragraphs in an Oct 21 column. She wrote that Obama's "ears stick out."
"I just want to put you on notice," he said.
"I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears." |
This gave Rush a perfect way to slam Obama
|OBAMA (off mic): You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I'm very sensitive about -- What I told them was, ''I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'"
DOWD (purring): We're trying to toughen you up
RUSH: "We're just trying to toughen you up." Here is what Barack Obama said."You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I'm very sensitive about -- What at I told them was, 'I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'" Now, there are many aspects of this, folks, that we need to delve into and explore.
For one thing, I mean you know me, if the guy's sensitive about his big ears, we need to give him a new name, like Dumbo. But that doesn't quite get it. How about Barack Obama Hussein Odumbo. Well, if he's sensitive -- stop to think about this. This is a man being lauded as the savior of the country, a presidential candidate ready to be anointed, and he can't handle being teased about his big ears? He goes out to Maureen Dowd and says, I am putting you on notice? Is that a threat? I want to put you on notice? |
If he was kidding or not, it was really stupid of him to make a move to Dowd who will back him to the hilt in 2008 if he runs with mindless gushy articles her readers have come to love. I think he wasn't kidding but tried to make it out to be a joke. He could have waited away from the event or passed along disapproval. No matter what it makes him look thin-skinned. If he is that fragile, Hillary and her boys will make him ground chuck by the end of the primary.