Jan 272009

I’m still puzzling over Obama’s outburst at Eric Cantor. Robert Kuttner tried to pass it off as a jocular remark, but Kuttner didn’t quote the part where Obama said, “I will trump you on that.” Nor did anyone tell us that after Obama tried his joke, he followed it up with, “Seriously…” and a discussion of why he disagreed with Cantor.

Besides, Obama isn’t much known for his sense of humor (although he has cracked an occasional self-deprecating joke — like the one about picking a dog for the White House). But if this is an example, he’s probably better off being known as a humorless politician.

I’m wondering — was this a breakfast meeting where he had his encounter with Cantor? Did Cantor somehow get between Obama and his waffle?

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