His wife can be forgiven for calling the president, "pretty awesome" and even "awesomely phenomenal" -- in part, because she admits she's "a bit biased."
However, I would propose that we engage in a Zero Tolerance policy toward the media personalities slobbering over him. Let's start calling the slobberers out - by NAME - and demand that they act like journalists for a CHANGE... something we should have done long ago.
“.... I like to say that, in some ways, Barack Obama is the first President since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office. I mean, from visionary leader of a giant movement, now he’s got an executive position that he has to perform in...”
— ABC’s Terry Moran to Media Bistro’s Steve Krakauer in a February 20, 2009 “Morning Media Menu” podcast. [MP3 audio (0:26)]
Don't miss this Special Edition of MEDIA SLOBBERING at MRC ... Starring:
Nancy Gibbs, Keith Olbermann, Bill Weir, Andrea Mitchell, Terry Moran, Joe Klein, Katie Couric, George Stphanopolous, Richard Stengel, Christiane Amanpour, Andrew Sullivan, Susan Page, Mimi Hall, Evan Thomas, Ann Kornblut, Michael Fletcher, Michael Leahy, Juliet Eilperin, Carrie Johnson, Anne E. Kornblut, Howard Fineman, Brian Williams, Piers Morgan, Chris Matthews, Joy Behar, Steve Daly, Eli Saslow, Judith Warner and Stephen Marche.