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Obama Avoids Dissing Huntsman

President Obama served up a classy – dare I say adult-like – performance in his announcement that Jon Huntsman is ending his tenure as ambassador to China, to be replaced by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke: Not only did Obama eschew wisecracks about how the Republican Huntsman is probably stepping down to run for president against him, but he graciously commended Huntsman for his service.

During his tenure, Jon has been an outstanding advocate for this administration and for this country.  He made a real sacrifice in moving his family out of the state that they loved and has helped to strengthen our critical relationship with the Chinese government and the Chinese people.  And so I am very grateful for his service.

What’s more, he didn’t overdo the praise, which would have invited accusations that Obama is setting Huntsman up for criticism with the GOP base by making Huntsman seem to close to himself.

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9 Responses to Obama Avoids Dissing Huntsman

  1. Had to share..Has a point…

    Lets get someone in office who knows what he’s doing!
    Charlie Sheen could do better. He has HUGE advantages over the incumbent.

    1. More qualified and experienced to hold the office. (He watched reruns of his father playing the president in West Wing).
    2. More military experience, (he starred in Platoon and Navy Seals).
    3. More knowledgeable about the economy, (he starred in Wall Street).
    4. Is not a communist or socialist, (he was in Red Dawn).
    5. More likely to defend our boarders, (again Red Dawn)
    6. Is pro second amendment, (Starred in Young Guns).
    7. Is pro law enforcement, (Costarred in the Rookie)
    8. Could host far more memorable state dinner parties, (see arrest record).
    9. Could actually get a ball across home plate at the start of the baseball season. (stared in Eight Men Out and Major League).
    10. Knows the middle east better, (see Hot Shots part Deux)
    11. More decisive and has a high energy level.
    12. Comparatively more sane.
    13. Much more honest.
    14. Much more intelligent.
    15. Much less arrogant.
    16. Has two first ladies, who are much better looking and more experienced in front of the camera.
    17. Is all about WIN.
    18. While a little sketchy, looks much more Presidential.
    19. While a little sketchy, spends money far more sensibly.
    20. Unfortunately, both Charlie and the incumbent have a history of drug use. But Charlie just passed a drug test.
    21. Surrounds himself with a much better class of people.
    22. Is honest about his religious beliefs.
    23. Lets it all hang out and is open with people; no hidden agenda.
    24. Is more consistent.
    25. Looks much more “together” and less haggard than the incumbent.
    26. While less experienced with a teleprompter, he is still pretty good.
    27. Better ratings.
    28. Enjoys a better relationship with Israel and the Jewish community.
    29. Was raised in America and was not influenced by third world socialists in his formative years, (just the ones in Hollywood).
    30. Has Tiger blood.
    31. Admits he is from Mars. The incumbent refuses to say.
    32. Does not play Golf……constantly.
    33. Not as uptight and a little less inhibited.
    34. More fun to work with. While not in Ted Kennedy’s league, Charlie could put the PARTY back in the Democratic Party.
    35. Could bring stability to the party by counterbalancing the real wackos like Pelosi and Reed.
    36. Has never been associated with Reverend Rice.
    37. Has never been associated with Rahm Emanuel.
    38. Has never, (as far as Bill knows), been associated with Hillary Clinton.
    39. Jessie Jackson has never wanted to emasculate Charlie.
    40. Is much more experienced with Stimulus and stimulation than the incumbent.
    41. Is welcome in, and is good for the economy of, Las Vegas.
    42. Is a legitimate American citizen and is willing to prove it.
    43. Has no experience with Chicago politics.
    44. Has never been a Community Organizer.
    45. Has never blamed a single one of his many problems on President Bush.
    46. Buys affection with HIS OWN MONEY.
    47. Takes way better care of his brother.
    48. Has a long history of exhibiting far better judgment.
    49. Much warmer personality.
    50. Denise Richards doesn’t care what you eat.
    51. Spends less on stimulation and uses HIS OWN MONEY when he does.
    52. Is honest about his smoking habit.
    53. Has never snubbed a long time ally.
    54. Has never bowed to a foreign despot.
    55. Has never advocated “death panels” in health care.
    56. Would never consider Hoof-in-mouth-Joe Bidden as a running mate. (Lindsey Lohan, maybe)
    57. Likes rich people.
    58. Thinks ACORN is just nuts.
    59. Will take his shirt off at the beach and be photographed.
    60. Likes hot cars and has never banned off shore drilling.
    61. Has never voted “present”
    62. Has fewer delusions, (although possibly more hallucinations).
    63. Does not ignore questions at press conferences.
    Copy and paste at will. Lets get this campaign moving!

  2. Every politician needs someone/something to run against and MrHuntsman is the perfect person. MrO can’t raise money if he has no one to defeat in the primary election.
    MrHuntsman must be a good sport to take on this zero-chance-in-hell attempt at bumping MrO off of the Dem ballot.

    • Stranger things have occurred.

      An *unknown* from Alaska completely outshined the very running mate who chose her. Nobody knew Sarah Palin from Adam … yet she is now a King-maker in politics. Like “any given Sunday”, any politician, who has the special gift of oratory, who can fire up the base, can make it.

      The night after Sarah Palin gave her *incredible* speech, I remember the Texas Dem’s here in absolute free fall. All the Dem’s could do was to attack her family, personally (which they did) with the aid of McCain’s own filfth to bring her down (which took place).

  3. Point Obama.

    Well done, Mr. President.

    I think the comments were not only spot-on, but well thought out and just right.

    If Mr. Obama could render remarks and have a stable relationship with the loyal opposition in this country, this nation would rally behind him. If Mr. Obama had moved to the CENTER after the November elections, this country would not be divided.

    It is the small things in life (like these remarks) which show that men in power can show respect of each other, without a hint of political showmanship.