I simply cannot believe this report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) is true. This must be a clever prank… and I am waiting for the “you’ve been punked” banners to start rolling across America’s web sites and television crawlers. There is no way a sitting president, even a zealot as fringe as Barak Obama, in this politically hyper-charged global climate, did not personally attend 58% of his daily intelligence briefings but “read transcripts” of them.
This would mean he’s only personally showed up to 42% of his daily intelligence briefings. That’s why you have these meetings in person: to look a general in the eye when he tells you something, cross-examine the claims of analysts face-to-face, and get a sense for the men and women supplying you the very intelligence on which you act. In business you never (cardinal communication Sin No. 1) have critical meetings through email: that’s why they are called “meetings” (hint hint)… you meet people.
Again, not possible.
This is not even a conservative, liberal, or libertarian issue. This is an “I have an IQ greater than that of sand” issue.
Not a president of the United States.
I just can’t behind this claim yet.
I tried to confirm this report at CNN, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and Media Matters and as of this entry, not one of them has this story that I can find (still looking). Only the Washington Post and ABC News commented on this report.
Here is the article from Breitbart: 58% Presidential No Show