- Dec 2007
- Pennsylvania, USA
I agree that the WP's title was more "mocking" than it needed to be. However given the bizarre story, Sharpie pens and all, it's hard to fault them for straying from the high road.If any president warns me about a hurricane, I would go to the NOAA site, or one of the many weather sites... I might even turn on my local weather report.
Their caption thats above indicates a more neener attitude towards the creation of the article, wouldn't you agree?
More to the point, there was a time that when the President addressed the nation during a time of crisis, he was speaking based on the best knowledge at his disposal. When Bush went on the air after the 9/11 attacks, he did not stray from the experts, and announce that St. Louis was in imminent danger of further attacks. If he had done this, for whatever reason, he would have been duly excoriated.
Think about my example - yes... in the case of a weather event, you could second-guess the President by going to the NOAA... Assuming that the President has not made efforts to control what the NOAA shares with the public. But what about a military threat? Where will you go to second-guess the President?