Ed Schultz on Visiting White House: 'Almost a Shrine' - to Obama
Agreed, this doesn't come as much of a shock. What's surprising is that Schultz said "almost".
Here's Schultz on his radio show Friday talking about meeting with Obama advisor David Axelrod at the White House the day before, along with fellow liberal radio host Bill Press and several other left-wing media types Schultz did not identify (click here for audio) --
SCHULTZ: First of all you walk into the White House, in the West Wing, and there are picture all over, I mean everywhere! Of President Obama! I mean, of his life in the first year as president of the United States. Now I don't know if that's the way it is with every president, but it was almost a shrine. I mean, well, here's a picture of Obama the president with his kids over here. There he is getting on Air Force One. Here he is with some military people. Here he is on the line working the line at one of his campaign stops. I mean, just, it was just one picture after another! (laughs)
And so I got the message right away that there's nothing but Obama fans in the White House which I think is a good thing. 'Cause it's always good to have the team together, right? (laughs)
I'm not sure which is more bizarre -- Schultz not realizing this doesn't speak well of Obama, or Schultz saying "I got the message right away that there's nothing but Obama fans in the White House." This constitutes a "message"? What was he expecting, a tea party protest?
As if those "Obama fans" have much say about photo homages to Dear Leader. Instead of that, how about photographs and illustrations of previous families who've lived in the White House? Or portraits of staffers who've worked there for decades? Or character studies of men and women in uniform, whose service helps the current occupants of the executive mansion sleep soundly at night. Perhaps even -- dare I say it -- art?