So I says to a colleague of mine in the White House press corps the other day, I says, “Obama and his staff should be reading White House Dossier every day.”
And she says, “What, are you kidding?”
And I says, “No, I’m deadly serious.”
And she says, “Are you kidding?”
And I says, “They need to read White House Dossier because I catalogue every dumb thing they do, every mistake, every hypocrisy, every inconsistency. I’ve covered the White House since 1997, through Monica, 9/11, and Katrina – I know how this place works and what to do and what not to do. If they want to know what their errors are before something breaks out into the mainstream media, they need to read me.”
And she gave me a skeptical look and went back to work.
So now, today, I’m helping the White House get ahead of the game by informing its staff via this article that they need to put the President of the United States out there TODAY to reassure the nation as the world’s worst or second worst nuclear power disaster unfolds.
Because Americans are a compassionate people, and they care about Japan, one of our best friends and allies, and want President Obama to outline just what we’re doing to help the Japanese people.
And because they are sitting there watching radiation ooze into the atmosphere and are beginning to wonder, “Can that stuff come here?”
Yesterday we had an incompetent performance from surgeon general Regina Benjamin, who seemed to be freelancing when she suggested there was nothing wrong with Californians stocking up on Iodide tablets in case radiation floated across the Pacific.
Video courtesy of: http://www.nbcbayarea.com.
The White House needs to steer a coordinated, sober response to the situation, not have the surgeon general inadvertently sowing fear that the United States may have a radiation problem.
So, White House staffers, sometime today, perhaps between receiving the “Sunshine Award” and raising money for the DNC, the president needs to materialize in front of a microphone to discuss the situation.
Please, don’t thank me.