Much ado about President Obama’s hot-mike comment to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the nuclear pow-wow in Korea: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”
Obama appears real-positive about what will happen in November.
Although he snagged some dumb-ass comments from GOP presidential contenders, and tried to make light of the whole thing, Medvedev also picked up some backlash shit in Russia for his reply: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir” — and in a show of some kind of freedom, the InterWebs got all cooked up: Russian bloggers immediately circulated Mr Medvedev’s phrase on Twitter, ridiculing Mr Medvedev for his apparent admission that all information needs to go through the all-powerful Russian No. 1 Putin.
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One does recall George Jr.’s open-mic blubber from now-near 12 years ago when apparently oblivious of the microphone just inches from his mouth slipped some shit words to regular guy and then-running mate, The Dick Cheney:
â€œThereâ€™s Adam Clymer â€” major league asshole â€” from the New York Times,â€ Bush said.
â€œYeah, big time,â€ returned Cheney.
Assholes will be assholes — and one is not talking about the NYT reporter, Clymer.
Another public open-mic event occurred Sunday evening when chief hypocrite Rick ‘How-did-this-asshole-get this-far‘ Santorum launched into a petulant, temper outburst against another New York Times reporter after the former Pennsylvania senator tore opponent Mitt Romney a new bung-hole, then claimed he didn’t.
Background from Reuters:
On Monday, Santorum defended his outburst at a New York Times reporter, which occurred after the reporter questioned him about a remark Santorum had made about Romney being “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.”
Santorum told the reporter, Jeff Zeleny, to “stop lying,” said he had called Romney “the worst Republican to run on the issue of Obamacare,” and then cursed at Zeleny.
Santorum did however lose his cool later when a reporter approached him along the rope line after his speech.
Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times was on the receiving end of Santorumâ€™s testy response.
Immediately after the exchange Zeleny recounted what happened to CNN.
“I said, â€˜Do you think that Mitt Romney is really the worst Republican in the country to run against Obama?â€™ — which is what he said.
And he said, â€˜I didn’t say that. You guys are distorting what I’m saying,â€™â€ said Zeleny.
Then, Zeleny said, Santorum asked him to â€œquit distorting my words. Itâ€™s bulls-.â€
â€œYou donâ€™t care about the truth at all do you?
You really donâ€™t.
Asking that question tells me you donâ€™t care at all about the truth,â€ Santorum added.
See the video of the incident and listen to the asshole/jerk at Digby‘s place.
Santorum, though,Â cleansed his soul yesterday:
“If you haven’t cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you’re not really a real Republican’s the way I look at it,” Santorum said on Fox News.
“It was just one of these harassing moments, and after having answered the question a few times, sort of comes back with the same old fashion, the same old spin.”
“I just said ‘Okay, I’ve had enough of this you-know-what,'” he added.
And you know what?
Bullshit is the word, asshole.