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Boy, I Hope We Never Need the Finns for Anything

How is it that the Finnish Prime Minister comes to the White House and is forced to meet with Biden?

From the White House:

Vice President Biden today welcomed Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen of Finland to the White House.  The two emphasized the importance we each place on our strong and enduring bilateral partnership as well as the importance of the transatlantic relationship.

Imagine the headlines in Helsinki: Our Prime Minister Not Important Enough to Merit Meeting with Obama.

Maybe someone needs to spend a little less time, five months before Election Day, campaigning.

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25 Responses to Boy, I Hope We Never Need the Finns for Anything

  1. What’d they do to us that the Prez doesn’t have time to greet him (her?)
    Oh, that’s right, he’s too busy greeting fat cat 1%ers and Hollywood up and comers.

  2. is there any kind of law out there about too much campaigning by a president?

    He is a public servant – after all WE are paying him to run the country, I guess he forgot or something

  3. Could Dear Leader EVEN find Finland on a map? Could he phonetically read a few words in their native tongue off TOTUS? NAH…theyre justa bunch of REALLY pale foreigners (and–intoning Wintour–“Me!chelle” wouldn’t want to vacay there…) so…Plugs it is!!!!

    I wonder if he told the PM of the Phinnish people who must live in Philadelphia which is near “working class” Scranton where he was from before he graced Delaware with his residence…ALL speeches lead back to Joe.

    Me be the Fins will vote US outta NATO for this slight…

    • Sure it’s one of the 57 states. He learned they don’t have to touch in school in Hawaii the first state:) dear Leader is very wise you know.
      The above sentence is dripping in sarcasm.

  4. Well, since Obama doesn’t care if allies pull their troops out of Afghanistan early, Obama probably saw no reason to inconvenience himself or impair his fund raising. Also, more people can name Ellen de Generis than the Finnish PM. .

    • Everything I have read may have an element of truth, but the point is that this is the Prime Minister, and I think the time-waster in chief could have the class for a greeting and short meeting at least.

  5. The Finns have participated in NATO operations in Kosovo (KFOR) and Afghanistan (ISAF). But, they can’t vote (yeah, hard to believe) and they aren’t contributing to the campaign coffers. And besides Obama took AF1 out on a fundraising spin so it’s not like he was in town. At his desk. In the Oval Office. Working. But, he’ll be there on the South Lawn for the Giants!

  6. Obviously, $200 million dollars doesn’t buy what it used to. If you’re wondering why Biden, here’s your moment of “karma” reminder in the second paragraph.

    Nearly $200 million into a $529 million loan from the Department of Energy, Fisker’s yet to build a car in the United States. The current model they offer, the Karma, retails for a reasonable $103,000. And here’s the fun part. The Karma, produced in Finland, first suffered a recall in December. That recall expanded recently — in no small part due to a Karma in Texas lighting on fire and burning down the garage where it was parked. It appears that not only are these not American cars, but they’re not even particularly safe for American drivers. But don’t fret.
    It was only a cool $200 million down the drain.

    According to ABC News, “Fisker received federal funds in part to help purchase a shuttered General Motors plant in Delaware, where it predicted it would one day employ 2,000 auto workers to assemble the clean-burning gas-electric family car, known as the Atlantic.”

  7. The Choomer in Chief s way too busy hanging out with Hollywood’s 1%; lining his pockets with their $$$$$ to fund his sinking ship campaign…