Obama told NBC News he 'wasn't losing sleep' over running the war on Fox News. OK, but he looks like he could get a few more Z's based on this screenshot from the same interview..
Speaking of losing sleep, a Northwest Airlines A320 overshot the MSP runway by 150 miles this evening. When the crew was questioned they said they were engaged in a heated discussion about company policy and lost track of where they were. Let's hope it wasn't a liberal-conservative thing. Meanwhile the NTSB will be checking into sleep apnea as a probable cause.
Just a few weeks ago the FAA patted itself on the back profusely for its campaign to decrease "runway incursions", otherwise known as near misses on the ground, which actually decreased them by 50 percent (bravo). So what happens next? A Delta 767 lands on a taxiway at Atlanta Airport, the ultimate of incursions and something never before recorded there. Good thing it was early.
Finally, one last war story, the war between Dick Cheney and Robert Gibbs. The White House called out their nemesis last week by claiming they needed a mop to clean up the mess BushCheney left them in the great contingency operation, prompting the Emperor to come out and accuse Obama of dithering, prompting Gibbs:
"I think it is a curious comment," Gibbs also said, "I think it is pretty safe to say that the vice president was for seven years not focused on Afghanistan. Even more curious given the fact that an increase in troops sat on desks in this White House including the vice president's for more than eight months - a resource request filled by President Obama in March."Uh yes, partly because the incoming administration asked them not to move on it and keep it quiet so they could get the credit. But is he trying to use what he'd call bad behavior on the war (not paying heed to requests for troops) by the Vice President to justify President Obama's dithering for political reasons? Wasn't paying more attention part of the "change"...