Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Waiting for Obama

We're perched in front of the tube, waiting, waiting, waiting ...

And remembering President Obama's first news conference two weeks ago. We were so pleased to be – again – listening to a president who was cogent, coherent, up to speed on the issues, not afraid to talk about complexities. That was after five minutes.

After 10 minutes, we were still glad to have a president who was cogent, coherent, up to speed on the issues and not afraid to talk about complexities, although we began to wonder whether it was – after all – really necessary to talk quite so much about all those complexities.

After 15 minutes, we began to think about the really under-rated quality of succinctness.

After 20 minutes, we were fading, our attention drifting amid the complex syntax, the oh-so-lengthy answers.

Wonder if his aides took him to task for tediousness. Wonder if, by tonight, he'll have learned to reel himself in a bit.

1 comments:

barkomomma said...

Was there a spring in Nancy's chair? Geez - ten minutes of watching her jack-in-the-box routine and I had to call it quits.