Saturday, March 31, 2012
A couple of days ago Adolf watched a report on the BAJA's latest gaffe. I thought then 'This is the end for Obama. He just cooked his goose good and proper." This time it was the old 'live mike' trick except that this one was pretty serious.
Obama was caught out offering concessions to Vladimir Putin via Putin's mate Medvedev. (Concessions on missile defense when there is no negotiation in train.) The real shocker from Obama was his request for Putin to wait until his re-election in November, after which he would no longer be accountable to the voters for his actions.
Here was a US President admitting that whatever he was going to concede would not go down well with the electorate. As an aside, he was selling out on of the US and Europe's most important defense systems.
The President was caught with his pants well and truly down. This clip will feature nationwide in anti Obama TV advertising and I think its effect will be devastating.
A couple of other such moments seep through the fog of Adolf's memory:-
Jim Bolger and his superannuation surcharge gaffe.
Gough Whitlam and his sale of Australian foreign policy to Iraq in return for funding the ALP's campaign debt and forthcoming costs.
Paul Keating and his 'recession Australia had to have.'
Can you think of a few more? Maggie Thatcher's poll tax perhaps?