I’m curious where Obama got the idea for the bus tour. Could it be…? Nah, of course not. Governor Palin surely doesn’t live rent-free in his head. The idea for the bus tour had to come from Tim Pawlenty, right? On second thought, though, Obama did borrow Governor Palin’s idea to use Twitter after being "miffed" by her success on the social networking site:
President Obama’s decision to hold a Twitter Town Hall was an about-face for the commander-in-chief who only months ago in private conversations with aides would scoff at the 140-character social media format for its lack of depth and sophistication, according to sources with knowledge of those conversations.
In particular, Obama would get miffed at the news media for picking up the Twitter comments made by ex-GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. “He complained that ‘They hang on her every word and report it without even questioning her directly,’” one informed source said this morning, quoting the President.
Will the media refer to his bus tour as a "rolling menace"? Who knows. What I do know, however, is that those lucky "folks" who attend the campaign rallies "official events" along Obama’s taxpayer-financed bus tour will be regaled by inspirational rhetoric touting his laser-like focus on creating jobs. It will probably sound something like…this:
Got it. The first thing he thinks about when he wakes up in the morning and the last thing he thinks about when he goes to bed at night is jobs. The nation’s 9.2% unemployment rate, presumably, is indicative of his thoughtfulness. To be sure, there’s one job Obama does think about all the time: His own.