Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Photo Op Complete, Obama's China Visit a Success

Priorities, folks, they have their priorities. So there's nothing to claim as a diplomatic success of any kind. Barack Obama got what he came for during his China visit.
Dressed in a winter jacket against a biting wind at the Great Wall, Obama led a knot of people for a half-hour jaunt up the crenelated wall toward a watchtower, a restored section originally built 500 years ago.

Obama walked down the last ramp by himself in a choreographed moment for photographers. White House aides were exultant afterward that "the shot" they had planned turned out perfectly.
They were exultant!

Nothing else really matters, does it, other than that staged photo op? Pretty much symbolizes his entire presidency so far.

Meanwhile, Obama is seemingly oblivious it actually gets cold in China. Imagine if Sarah Palin were so dense?
Playing tourist on his first visit ever to China, President Barack Obama drew a chilly comparison between the Chinese capital and his Illinois hometown.

"I have to say I didn't realize that Beijing gets as cold as my hometown of Chicago," the president said Tuesday just before sitting down for a one-on-one meeting with Wu Bangguo, chairman of China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
Yes, Beijing is just like Chicago. Just a lot less corruption and a lesser murder rate.

For what it's worth, I like this photo:

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