Remember when McCain Called for a debate delay during the campaign in order to focus on the blossoming financial crisis? Obama's teleprompter instructed him to rebuff McCain's request to fly back to Washington, thus winning him political points.
September 24, 2008, in response to McCain:
OBAMA: "A president is going to have to deal with more than one thing at a time."
He added: "If there were ever a time for both candidates to hold a debate before the American people about this serious challenge, it is now."
Fast forward: President Obama makes a guest appearance on the 'Tonight Show’ to chat it up with Leno and to make fun of Special Olympian bowlers. This was the first time a sitting president makes such an appearance, and so he was asked whether the television stint distracted from his work to fix the economy.
March. 19, 2009, in response to his critics:
OBAMA: "I can do more than one thing at a time and am working on a host of issues, including climate change and health care reform."
Joe "The Simple-minded democrat": See there!? Obama is a multi-tasker. Unlike Bush, President Obama can walk and chew gum at the same time! Ha Ha!
Apparently, even our SUPER HUMAN president has his limits, for while he had time to wait in line yesterday for a hamburger with his vice president (and the full regiment of enchanted press corp followers covering this huge story and taking pictures from every angle), he just can't seem to make room for God.
Obama to be prayer day no-show
"President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning."
OBAMA: You thought the Hell burger that I had for lunch yesterday was big, well I've got a lot more on my plate today. Get this... I will be spending the day signing a proclamation honoring the day. I couldn't possibly work in one more thing. Well, I might have time to walk Bo, but that's it! Maybe a few quick smokes on the back porch, but other than that, my schedule is booked! My lack of attendance at the prayer service should in no way insinuate that I harbor utter disdain for those bitter clingers.
PRESS SEC. GIBBS: "Prayer is something the president does every day. We're doing a proclamation, which I know that many administrations in the past have done. The proclamation was Mr. Obama's choice. That's the way the president will publicly observe National Prayer Day - privately, he'll pray as he does every day."
If there were ever a time for
"...Privately, he'll pray as he does every day."
Kneeling on a rug facing East, no doubt.