Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another must-read: the Obama Rolling Stone interview

Here's the link to the article in Rolling Stone that will be in the 15 October issue. The article was written by Jann S. Wenner, the magazine's editor and publisher.

I haven't read this thing yet, but the very first question reveals pretty much everything I need to know about Jann S. Wenner: When you came into office, you felt you would be able to work with the other side. When did you realize that the Republicans had abandoned any real effort to work with you and create bipartisan policy? What pathetic crap, the sort of puffball-type question that's on an intellectual par with, "How awesome is it to be so awesome?"

Ed Morrissey at HotAir has an analysis of the interview: "Rolling Stone's tongue-bath interview with President Obama." Morrissey writes that Jann Wenner "obviously feels a need to intervene in Obama's failing fortunes."

Morrissey points out that Wenner doesn't even ask Zero about the Gulf spill and the lack of response from Obama and his administration that Wenner's own magazine clearly documented. Instead, he asks only why Ken Salazar still has a job. Says Morrissey, "Imagine if Wenner had an exclusive interview with George Bush five months after Katrina and had only asked about Michael Brown being fired." Sigh.

Here's a fitting response to Wenner's "interview" from Op-Toons Review: "Network News EXCLUSIVE: President Obama's Shoes Taste Like Ambrosia." heh

Update on the Rolling Stone interview. Peter Wehner has an article at contentions--"Obama: Embattled, Embittered, and Lashing Out." President Obama is a man of unusual vanity and self-regard. He considers himself to be a world-historical figure who deserves treatment bordering on reverence. . . . When a powerful man like this is successful, it can make him impossible to live with. When a powerful man like this is failing, he can become dangerous.

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