Honeymoon-Over Watch: He’s Lost MoDo

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is not happy with the President.  Her column yesterday was titled “As the Nation’s Pulse Races, Obama Can’t Seem to Find His“, and the first paragraph in the excerpt below is particularly damning:

MoDoIf we can’t catch a Nigerian with a powerful explosive powder in his oddly feminine-looking underpants and a syringe full of acid, a man whose own father had alerted the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, a traveler whose ticket was paid for in cash and who didn’t check bags, whose visa renewal had been denied by the British, who had studied Arabic in Al Qaeda sanctuary Yemen, whose name was on a counterterrorism watch list, who can we catch?…

Citing the attempt of the Nigerian’s father to warn U.S. authorities six months ago, the president intoned: “It now appears that weeks ago this information was passed to a component of our intelligence community but was not effectively distributed so as to get the suspect’s name on a no-fly list.”

In his detached way, Spock was letting us know that our besieged starship was not speeding into a safer new future, and that we still have to be scared.

Heck of a job, Barry.


4 thoughts on “Honeymoon-Over Watch: He’s Lost MoDo

  1. I certainly agree with this, as well as how our president is dealing with the banks. But as far as Dowd is concerned, do you think she just likes to write anti-anything columns? Since I disagreed with 99.9% of what she had to say during the Democratic primary, especially about women voters, all I can say now is "Well Golly and Gee Whiz."

  2. I'd not heard of Maureen Dowd before but she's got quite a way with words! I have to agree with her, this man should never have been on that plane.

  3. Joni, I don't read Dowd that much, not sure how I came across this column, but you may be on to something with the anti-anything. I have her filed in my mind as "New York Times liberal elitist", but I think I recall that she treated the Clintons harshly toward the end of his presidency.

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