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"Obama punts on Birnbaum exit


Last Edited: May 27, 2010, 10:48 pm

  What?   Why didn't he know? 

Also during the press conference Obama did a slick segue away from the subject of bribing Sestak to not run.



"Obama punts on Birnbaum exit
By EAMON JAVERS & CAROL E. LEE | 5/27/10 11:15 AM EDT
Updated: 5/27/10 9:20 PM EDT
Source Politico
".......  It was a remarkable moment in President Barack Obama’s press conference Thursday: just hours before, the head of the Minerals Management Service had left the top post at the agency that oversees offshore oil drilling. 

And yet, the president said he didn’t know whether Liz Birnbaum had resigned or been fired.

“Now, with respect to Ms. Birnbaum, I found out about her resignation today,” Obama said. “So I don't know the circumstances in which this occurred.”

That explanation flummoxed reporters in the room, who seemed surprised to learn that the president wouldn’t know exactly what had happened to one of the key figures in an ongoing federal emergency – the one he was holding a news conference on at that very moment.

The news of Birnbaum’s departure broke publicly more than two hours before Obama stepped into the East Room. ........."


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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - May 27, 2010, 11:13 pm
Very convenient when hearings are going on and she will not be around to personaly answer questions. Just written statements.
Getting crowded under that bus.
konaneComment by konane - May 27, 2010, 11:16 pm
Thanks JAP! Sure it! But don't worry they'll all have their stories straight when they release an 'official statement'. Interesting to watch the show though.
konaneComment by konane - May 27, 2010, 11:17 pm
Meant *sure is*.
sully16Comment by sully16 - May 27, 2010, 11:28 pm
not related to the story but, I've been thinking about the oil...they said hurricane season is coming. now if that oil gets dumped all over the southeastern U.S. maybe even the Carolinas WHAT COULD IT MEAN FOR OUR CROPS..FOOD SUPPLY CROPS AND CASH CROPS..IS THIS SLESTAK STUFF SMOKE FOR A BIGGER PROBLEM? And what about the health effects on millions. I have family in FLA. GEORGIA N. AND S. CAROLINA.. I'M CONCERNED
jarasanComment by jarasan - May 28, 2010, 9:02 am
He definitely punts often!
konaneComment by konane - May 28, 2010, 9:33 am
Thanks Sully! They all blow smoke to detract from the real issues and this regime never lets any crisis go to waste.
konaneComment by konane - May 28, 2010, 9:35 am
Thanks Jarasan! You mean pass the buck or blame Bush?

Obama was holding it when it broke.

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