"If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I'll be angry." - President Obama
I've been stewing over this silly statement for a few days but figured that it must have been some media person who planted the "angry" word and that the president just got sucked in by it. Joe Reporter might have said, "Mr. President, doesn't this behavior by the Secret Service make you angry?" And the president might have thoughtlessly responded using the same word. But apparently he came up with it on his own, implying that we should be concerned about the possibility of an angry president...that an angry president might be something to be feared. An that, after we have all been taught that responsible persons, teachers, parents, leaders, presidents, etc., never respond in anger. That is where that silly rule about counting to ten came from, isn't it?
I wish President Obama had just said, "Such behavior does not meet our standards and will not be tolerated and any found guilty of doing or allowing it will be fired immediately with no benefits and no compensation."
One of the news stories is here.
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