As for Obama, he went to the National Prayer Breakfast today. I was reading a blog, the White House Dossier, a guy who used to be part of the White House press corps. Keith Koffler is his name. I didn’t see Obama at the prayer breakfast today, but he said Obama was barely awake. You know, Obama doesn’t show until ten o’clock in the morning. He’s a nighthawk. He’s a night owl. Obama stays up late and he doesn’t get up early. So this guy’s describing Obama at the prayer breakfast as having heavy eyelids and chewing Nicorette to deal with his nicotine addiction. He was openly chewing gum and wiping his eyes as though trying to remove the morning crustiness.
You ever have that happen to you, the morning crustiness in your eye and have to wipe that out?
That’s what he described Obama as doing. Koffler said Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast were perfunctory and listless, as though he really didn’t want to be there but has to do this kind of thing. So we have some sound bites from this. Let’s go to ’em right now. This is Obama in Washington at the National Prayer Breakfast. Now, it didn’t start ’til something like ten or 10:30 but apparently he had to get up early. He had to be somewhere at 7:30, I guess, for the actual breakfast itself. In the White House Dossier piece, Keith Koffler makes the point that — well, I inferred from his piece that — Obama’s not out of bed by then.