What the Media Really Care AboutOctober 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment
The President: … whenever I see statistics like the one we saw today, my mind turns to the people behind them — honest, decent Americans who want nothing more than the opportunity to congtribute to the country and help build a better future for themselves and their families… building an economy of the future will not happen overnight. But we will build it. On that I am both confident and determined. And on behalf of every American I will continue in that effort each and every day for as long as I am in this White House. Thank you very much everybody.
Shuster: That was President Obama at the White House talking in the end there about the unemployment figures. The unemployment again rate shooting up to 9.8%, short of the 10% that some had feared. But the numbers were worse than expected. But the big news, of course, is that over the last 18 or so hours president Obama has been on this journey to Copenhagen and back. He lobbied hard along with the first lady Michelle Obama, for the Olympics ….
The big news is not high unemployment. The big news is Obama going to Copenhagen.