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Just because a presidential campaign is a contest doesn’t mean Obama should behave like a contest winner

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The Daily Mail has a bit of speculation — and that’s all it is at this point, speculation. For the president’s sake, I hope it’s not true:

President Obama flew to Florida this past week to explain high gas prices. According to the Washington Post, on his way to Florida this past Thursday, reporters were “perplexed” at the President’s 41 minute flight from Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida taking 1 hour and 15 minutes. The flight was in the air an extra 30 minutes, burning precious fossil fuels.

It does not seem a coincidence that the President landed right at half time of an NBA basketball game between the star studded Miami Heat and New York Knicks. Some theorized that the President delayed his flight in the air to watch more of the basketball game.

Keep in mind that this was the speech where he told us not to worry about high gas prices because we can always fall back on… algae. And keep in mind that this was the same week in which the First Lady took yet another vacation, a ski trip to Aspen, and then turned right around and spewed the same old party line about why you shouldn’t enjoy your success because not everybody is successful. So maybe it’s not so tough to believe the Obama is so isolated from reality that he kept Air Force One in the air because he didn’t want to miss the Heat/Knicks game, on his way to make excuses for high gas prices. Maybe it’s not so tough to believe he didn’t care because it’s not his money.

Which doesn’t prove it happened, of course. Let’s assume it didn’t happen that way. Never mind!

Speaking of fuel costs and who bears the burden for them, Bryan Preston at the PJ Tatler is showing his gratitude and suggests you do the same:

All you need is a pen, some Post-Its, a camera, and a vehicle that requires gasoline to run. Let’s all thank President Obama for the great job he’s doing.

P.S. Tell it, Mitch Daniels: “Let’s give the president credit for one domestic policy that works. He wanted higher gas prices and he got them.”

P.P.S. At least Obama has a good sense of humor about himself. Right?

P.P.P.S. “The time for excuses is over.”

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Jim Treacher