Friday, January 23, 2015

I think this makes his priorities clear

Israeli  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be addressing Congress in March, at the invitation of Speaker of the House John Boehner, but the White House plans give Netanyahu the "Mean Girls" treatment (hat tip to Ace!) and to act like he isn't in the country. The White House, apparently, is pissed that Boehner didn't tell them before inviting Netanyahu to speak, and is really pissed that Netanyahu accepted and will be talking about the dangers presented by Islamist terrorism, Iranian style. The White House claims it isn't in a snit, it is following precedent:
President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March.
Spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says that in keeping with "long-standing practice and principle," the president does not meet with heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections. Israel is scheduled to hold elections in mid-March.
Gee, there's only one problem with that. Netanyahu is not Israel's head of state, nor is he seeking that position. President Reuven Rivlin is Israel's head of state. But I don't think we would really expect this White House to know that.

So, Barry is going to go all Regina George and pretend Netanyahu isn't here because Barry didn't invite him. So who will he meet with? Oh, yeah, baby. Stay classy:
With more than 10 million views, GloZell Green rocketed to YouTube fame by swallowing a ladle-full of ground cinnamon then gagging, retching, spitting and coughing for two and a half minutes.
It is a far cry from her next gig: interviewing President Barack Obama.
After his State Of The Union address on Tuesday, the POTUS has confirmed, he will sit down for interviews with three YouTube stars - including GloZell.
The Los Angeles-based vlogger, who characteristically wears green lipstick, starts each video with 'Hello this is GloZell! Is you ok? Is you? Good, 'cause I wanted to know!'

One of her biggest hits was eating a bathtub full of breakfast cereal -- looks like Fruit Loops:

Prime minister of Israel? Cold shoulder. YouTube freak show? One-on-one meeting.

Yup, that about says it all.

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