Friday, November 30, 2012

The White House Politicizes... a Calendar

    Last week, I noted that the Obama administration had instituted new Enhanced Information Techniques on the White House public schedule for the president.  What used to be a simple calendar of notable events involving the president was pressed into political service by incorporating campaign-like language into the daily entries.  Now it appears that particular weekly schedule was not an aberration.  Here are the entries for Wednesday, November 28th:

    These are the two items that illustrate the new normal:
11:35 AM
The President delivers remarks at an event at the White House with middle class Americans who would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend the middle class tax cuts
4:45 PM
The President and the Vice President attend a meeting with business leaders to discuss the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit
     I found "if Congress fails to act" to be an especially nice touch.  This is the way everyone does a calendar, right?
10:00 AM - Dentist appointment to have the cavity filled that I got from not flossing
12:30 PM - Lunch with my stock broker who is going to have me in the poor house if he keeps making such bad recommendations
3:15 PM - Pick up kids from school if they haven't done something dumb and gotten an after-school detention
    Sure.  Just a typical calendar.

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