Change You Can Believe In

Quick question: Which is more frightening? The lack of judgment in a young political speechwriter in posing for a tasteless picture – then posting it on line. Or the fact that the young speechwriter is the head of Barack Obama’s speechwriting team?

That’s when some interesting photos of a recent party he attended — including one where he’s dancing with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of secretary of state-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and another where he’s placed his hand on the cardboard former first lady’s chest while a friend is offering her lips a beer — popped up on Facebook for about two hours. The photos were quickly taken down — along with every other photo Favreau had of himself on the popular social networking site, save for one profile headshot.

Asked about the photos, Favreau, who was recently appointed director of speechwriting for the White House, declined comment. A transition official said that Favreau had “reached out to Senator Clinton to offer an apology.”

Clueless? Tasteless? Stupid? Apparently alcohol-fueled?

All of the above. (If it wasn’t alcohol-fueled it speaks rather more harshly on Favreau’s judgment.)

To put it in movie terms: “Zero point two… Fat thin, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” This is immature, embarrassing and just plain irresponsible behavior. This is part of the change you can believe is going to come to Washington.

Gee, I can feel the hope, can’t you?

Via Memeorandum.

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4 Responses to Change You Can Believe In

  1. lynndh says:

    Is he out of High School yet? Looks very young. What experience does he have? Did he write proposals at some point? Hey, almost described his new boss.

  2. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    This is a food fight between two sets of “smart people” (read: hardcore fascists) in the Democrat Party. It should not surprise us that the Obamanation hates their fellow liberals as much as they hate conservatives, Republicans, Christians, Jews, gun-owners, etc. In their eyes we are all a bunch of ignorant, inbred racists sorely in need of a Messiah.

    No doubt Clinton Inc. feels the same way about the Obamanation. After all – this wet-behind-the-ears little lad with the funny-sounding name is occupying Hilly the Hun’s throne.

    I noticed that the Saturday Night Live skit that suggested that Sarah Palin’s husband was having sex with their daughters did not generate anywhere near the outrage this photo has done among our self-anointed moral and intellectual betters in the MSM.

  3. Bleepless says:

    If moral corruption in the Obama administration gets limited to this kind of adolescent, chickenshit wink-nudge, I’ll be relieved. I fear, however, that it will be a lot more grim and significant.

  4. Off Topic:
    The National Snow and Ice Data Center has a new graph comparing Arctic Sea Ice extent with the 1979-2000 average and 2007 readings. For the entire year 2008 has had more ice then 2007. Completely opposite of what we have been told.

    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_timeseries.png

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