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Subject: The Schedule Date: 10/8/2012 7:12 AM
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http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/328675/barack-obama-s...

"...Obama neglected his PDBs between September 5 and 11, the entire week before the American consulate in Benghazi suffered an Islamic terror attack that killed U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, technical officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Who knows if a briefer’s classified utterance, or a particularly astute question from Obama, might have triggered tighter security in Benghazi and perhaps prevented the murders of four Americans?

Even worse, as Thiessen reports, Obama postponed and eventually blew off his PDB on the day after these planned and deliberate assassinations.


This liberated Obama for a truly indispensable responsibility that day. As American embassies burned brightly throughout the Islamic world, Obama jetted off on Air Force One for a campaign fundraiser in America’s least solemn city — Las Vegas.


At last, three days after the Benghazi bloodshed, and nine days after his last PDB, September 14’s White House schedule shows Obama sitting still for a proper briefing.

(It's 3AM and the phone is ringing... no answer)





Perhaps the scrutiny of Thiessen and other critics finally has inspired Obama to attend his PDBs with the regularity of his predecessors.

Obama this week met with exactly zero world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, not least of them Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who wants to stop Iran from redecorating Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with mushroom clouds. Obama found time, however, to serve as “eye candy” — as he put it — for Whoopi Goldberg and the cast of The View.

Obama has shirked his domestic obligations, too. He reportedly has held just two Cabinet meetings this year — on January 31 and July 26.

While claiming to be totally focused on reducing naggingly high unemployment, Obama has not met with his Jobs Council since January. White House press secretary Jay Carney explained, “The president’s obviously got a lot on his plate.” This has included a $38,000-per-plate fundraiser ..."
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