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Omigawd! Barack Obama Sparkled on "60 Minutes" Interview

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What a joy!

After eight years of Inarticulate-Dumbbell-Fool-Hoof-in-Mouth-in-Chief G.W.B., it was heaven to watch Barack and Michelle Obama in their first interview since the election on 60 Minutes last night.

I’m not sure we can cope with a president who’s articulate, looks like he’s comfortable in his own skin, has a real sense of humor and not that of a first grader, and who can graciously refuse to answer a question without slamming the questioner.

Michell Obama is a welcome relief from the plastic-wrapped Laura, whose popularity is beyond me.

It’s no wonder that world leaders attending Bush’s G-20 Economic Summit, would much rather have dealt with Obama than Bush.

I can’t imagine what it must have been like for these world leaders, especially those with half a brain and a grain of common sense to deal with Dick Cheney’s Puppet-in-Chief and his my-way-only method of governing.

Sitting across from him at a meeting or dinner and having to endure Bush’s insipid, crass, rude jokes and incessant smirking must have been appetite destroying to say the least.

I’m still amazed that Angela Merkel didn’t haul off and deck Bush after his sneak attack from the back on her shoulders.

It’s also surprising that we never heard that Bush started frat (fart) food fights at the dining tables. Maybe not that surprising since he can go on endlessly about food and might not want to waste any.

If they could put up with Bush, cringing all the way, I guess they’ll find a way -- just as we must -- to tolerate a U.S. president who commands respect through his intelligence, thoughtfulness and ability to listen and work his way through solutions to problems.

The thing that impressed me the most about the 60 Minutes interview besides the Obamas' seemingly total comfort with themselves and each other, was when Obama said they will try different things to solve problems, and if they don’t work, they’ll try something else.

No more governing by insanity.

Doing the same thing, throwing more money and/or lives at a problem, and expecting a different result.

 

Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
 

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Well done, sir!I am honored, sir, not only to be t... by Sandy Sand on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:50:12 PM
Jeez Sandy, you have to admit, just the "Vall... by Mr M on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:29:03 PM
Fritz Herrmann's Bio: Independent American tak... by Sandy Sand on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:48:36 AM
I am still in shock after watching a President tal... by francine on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:17:41 PM
Luv the chimp observation!... by Sandy Sand on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:41:56 PM
omigawd, Francine, you, like, TOTALLY cracked me u... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:07:52 PM
And I said that already but it's worth repeati... by francine on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 1:13:38 PM
Hey I was in a food fight once! Funnest thing I ev... by JohnPeebles on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 1:52:34 PM
I love Obama's latest solution. He said we sho... by Roger Thomas on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 1:54:42 PM
But we are mired in two wars, and it is going to t... by Robert Sargent on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:49:34 AM
Krugman is a man I have often agreed with, but not... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:59:17 AM
If you are as old as I am, you might remember read... by syed mahdi on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 2:09:08 PM
Sandy, I agree,  it is nice to have somone ar... by jersey girl on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 5:33:14 PM
whether or not to be Kerry's running mate, as ... by Richard Mynick on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 6:40:26 PM
A) whether or not to be Kerry's running mate, ... by Steven Leser on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:34:48 AM
First, "the idea that the Democrats' agen... by Richard Mynick on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:38:57 PM
Good Grief, Who, Me Worry and Omigawd! Some o... by Sandy Sand on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 6:51:14 PM
I am a progressive, therefore I didn't vote fo... by jersey girl on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 7:19:16 PM
... do you? I'd love to see it. But just ... by Mr M on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 9:19:31 PM
eliminated the tax breaks for companies to ship jo... by Robert Sargent on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:01:54 AM
it because they are determined not to see it. When... by Steven Leser on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:18:55 PM
is a gulf so wide I doubt you could sail across it... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:20:35 PM
do anything. THat is pretty much the end of that s... by Steven Leser on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:33:46 PM
The man has a record - short that it is, but there... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:42:36 PM
"reversing the tax cuts for the rich" --... by Richard Mynick on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:55:57 PM
Sandy...I am a bit embarrassed...I think this is t... by Dak on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 7:26:53 PM
Sandy,This campaign was going on for 2 years, we&#... by Mr M on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 8:59:45 PM
His "Judgement" is now in question, and ... by boomerang on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:03:48 PM
... at all what's coming. Things have been so ... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:13:53 AM
     I'm sorry Ms. Sand, b... by io on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 3:46:24 AM
Of course, it can't compare to the sparkliness... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:48:31 AM
As I was watching the interview, I felt a feeling ... by Viki_FL on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:07:10 AM
... it's Obama's record. I would challenge... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:38:18 AM
Here's another good one to define just who pre... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 9:23:49 AM
Shouldn't you be at Hillaryis44.com... by Robert Sargent on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:05:34 AM
Let me get this straight, as long as we don't ... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:50:46 AM
Jersey girl. I haven't read your stuff because... by Robert Sargent on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:34:24 PM
... a comment longer than a few sentences. This mi... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 5:57:49 PM
Go read Steve Consilvio's piece for even more ... by boomerang on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:27:11 PM
At least a few saner heads here will prevail.I'... by Sandy Sand on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:42:00 AM
We are just asking you to tell us WHY he is the gr... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:28:00 PM
I didn't see anything negative by anybody whos... by C.Bid on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:12:48 AM
Instead of getting all defensive and calling those... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:29:09 AM
... they talk about inane attacks when all we'... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:31:50 PM
... self censorship is exactly what I'm trying... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:35:40 PM
... and please, do tell, if you should find anythi... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 11:21:17 AM
... indeed, it seems that critical thinking has gi... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:52:40 PM
and while Obama wasn't my first choice, he is ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:16:30 PM
What direction is it that he's taking you... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:30:16 PM
approx 180 from where Bush went;-)OK, OK, well may... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 5:00:26 PM
I doubt they'll get the 360 joke. They don'... by Sandy Sand on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:02:27 PM
I'm sick of your aspersions about our/my ... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:45:42 PM
Away from the last eight years is the change Obama... by Sandy Sand on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 3:34:11 PM
Sech a deal you got, I'm tellink you, dahlink!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 5:03:06 PM
Omigawd !!  That 360 joke was fer shure sOooo... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:51:01 PM
... marry me ;-}... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:41:45 PM
I keep hearing that the sky is falling. To be hone... by John R Moffett on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:01:44 PM
A plan? Our plan, as expressed prior to the electi... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:26:57 PM
that I think Obama would be "worse" than... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:44:37 PM
 I believe, this is my first post... I have b... by ej wiz on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 4:43:58 PM
Mr M is always right on with his posts.  He i... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 5:27:39 PM
We all have our way. Some of us prefer to work qui... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 6:23:43 PM
Great Posts & valuable life-saving insights fo... by boomerang on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:52:39 PM
Very well put !  You really paint a picture w... by jersey girl on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:05:15 PM
... takes one to know one - backatcha... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:48:46 PM
What's astonishing is that these people&n... by Viki_FL on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:23:07 PM
You can't talk directly to "these people&... by Mr M on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 9:14:59 PM
Obama quietly stated that he will be providing rea... by sometimes blinded on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:31:20 PM
First, I apologize if you were offended by my choi... by Viki_FL on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 3:10:21 PM
But let me clarify some of your assumptions, if I ... by Mr M on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 5:59:30 PM
Just to give you a "fact", please go bac... by Viki_FL on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 3:18:48 PM
I'm afraid Sandy using the term Omigawd! as th... by jersey girl on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 4:16:02 PM
If you write crap I don't praise it.... by Mr M on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 6:01:35 PM
Don't get me wrong....I saw the Zeitgeist and ... by Viki_FL on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 7:03:09 PM
... that's a good question. Obviously we have ... by Mr M on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 7:28:03 PM
First of all, I don't particularly agree with ... by Viki_FL on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 7:17:40 PM
Viki, astute observation on "labels". I ... by Mr M on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 8:11:09 PM
I do understand your position as far as the milita... by Viki_FL on Thursday, Nov 20, 2008 at 3:13:00 PM
Viki,  a person (country) should be ready to ... by boomerang on Thursday, Nov 20, 2008 at 10:52:49 PM
Like dogs? Are we dogs? Do we not have the capabil... by Mr M on Friday, Nov 21, 2008 at 11:27:12 PM
I'm getting to this article and the comments l... by Kitty Antonik Wakfer on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 at 1:54:58 PM