Some Timing is Just Timing
Watch a few places juxtapose this:
President Obama celebrated his 50th birthday Thursday night with a celebrity-filled bash, as entertainer Chris Rock reported on his Twitter feed: “Just left the Presidents birthday party at the White House. Herbie Hancock played, Stevie Wonder sang and yes they did the electric slide. A great night.”
…and all the stories yesterday about the huge plunge in the stock market. It happened all over the left side of the media with President Bush. He stopped playing golf because he felt that the optics were bad during wartime. I usually thought that was a shame. The president has one of the most stressful jobs in all the world (if not the most stressful), and his opponents would take away a bit of relaxation to score cheap points.
Well, I’m glad the president had a nice birthday party… paid for by himself, though he did take the corporate jet to the event… and it’s a shame that some people might pick on him for happening to be born on a day where the stock market took a bath.
Hey, I’m not a fan of this administration’s economic policies (nor really of the last one’s either). But I won’t get all upset about a little serendipity. Happy Birthday, Mr. President. Now please stop trying to help the economy.