Maureen Dowd compares Daschle story to 9/11 terrorist attacks

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From today's column

On 9/11, President Bush learned of disaster while reading "The Pet Goat" to grade-school kids. On Tuesday, President Obama escaped from disaster by reading "The Moon Over Star" to grade-school kids. "We were just tired of being in the White House," the two-week-old president, with Michelle at his side, explained to students at a public charter school near the White House.

See, just like Bush, who read a book to school children after being told by his chief of staff that a second plane had struck the World Trade Center and that America was under attack, Obama read books to kids after learning that his pick to head the HHS was dropping out.

From MoDo's perspective, the events are exactly the same. So glad Beltway pundits are able to put breaking news events into context. (More here.)

P.S. And here's MoDo on what Obama should have done to get more support for his stimulus bill:

Mr. Obama should have taken a red pencil to the $819 billion stimulus bill and slashed all the provisions that looked like caricatures of Democratic drunken-sailor spending. As Senator Kit Bond, a Republican, put it, there were so many good targets that he felt "like a mosquito in a nudist colony."

In other words, Obama should have done whatever Republicans told him to do to his own legislation. Y'know, just like when Bush was president, and how he always rewrote his legislation based on Democratic input and concern.

P.P.S. Yes, MoDo spends the bottom one-third of the column blaming Obama for the way banks are spending money from the bailout crafted and passed by the previous Republican administration.

All in all, a priceless dumbing-down performance by MoDo today.

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