I’m wondering if President Obama had time last night to watch the Sweet 16 basketball games, the NCAA tourney. His brackets have been blown up here, and I wonder if it’s just me. You watching, Brian? Are you watching the NCAAs? You did? You watched the games. Billy Donovan, he’s the coach there? Yeah, Bill Donovan is the coach. (interruption) Who’s playing tonight? Oh, the Florida State Seminoles. They’re in the tournament? Is it just me or is anybody else curious if Obama had time to watch Duke lose last night? After all, Obama had Duke going to the Final Four. Obama’s brackets are just blown to smithereens. I’d like to know Obama’s analysis of the kinetic sports action that’s taking place here. He’s just so damn good at this. He’s so damn good at it. Obama spoke for almost ten minutes with ESPN on his picks before he went on vacation. But we’re not even going to get a five-minute speech from Obama on why we are sending our finest into harm’s way in Libya. We are not gonna get that speech. We didn’t get a preparation speech. We’re not getting an update speech.
Think about it. The president of the United States devotes more time to explaining his NCAA basketball brackets to the country than he has explaining his reasons for bombing Libya. It’s amazing. (interruption) What did you say, Snerdley? Did you say something? You did, too. I heard something that you were —
Let’s go back to Egypt here for just a second. Remember the rioters in the streets? We had an immediate uprising in this country on the conservative intelligentsia side, as well as on the left, that what we were witnessing was a democracy, a democracy uprising. Hallelujah. Hosanna. We had a democracy movement. And then we had this Clapper guy, the security guy for Obama saying, (paraphrasing) “Eh, Muslim Brotherhood, actually a bunch of good guys. I don’t even know who they are.” They’re just like a bowling league, no big deal. From the New York Times today: “In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged as a powerful political force, following an uprising that was based on secular ideals. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes. It is also clear that the young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force — at least not at the moment.”