Kirsten Powers was in top form tonight as she leveled her no-nonsense assessment of Sean Hannity’s vacation policing for the First And Second Families: "That is insane."
One thing about Powers: when she wants to, there is nobody better at swatting away and smacking down Fox memes. After Hannity attacked the Obama daughters’ vacations tonight, Powers told Hannity, “I cannot believe you are making an issue out of what the girls are doing.”
The next best thing to Powers’ straight talk was how the other guest, the ever-snotty Katie Pavlich, was unable to do as much talking as she probably would have liked. But less is more with her. When Powers said to Hannity, “I think this is the most mean-spirited thing I’ve ever seen you do,” Pavlich sneered, “Aw, it’s mean. Aw.” Later, Vacation Policewoman Pavlich decreed, “One vacation a year is enough.”
Hannity, meanwhile, told Powers to “Get over it.” He added that he feels “really bad for the people that can’t afford vacations.”
Sure he does. He must be crying every day in his luxury penthouse condo in Naples, Florida or in his $8.5 million mansion in Long Island. That is, when he’s not flying to one of his transportation-by-private-jet-only speaking gigs.
That’s funny; Mary Bleat, er, Blatt was the one who started this off with by claiming the Obama girls’ Spring Break was “killing the country.”
It appears it doesn’t take much to set her off, either . . .
This from the one who said:
“You people are just plain stupid. Period.”
" . . . visitor 55, you comment is just typical from what we hear from degenerates . . ."
“. . . reading the posts that are obviously from the younger indoctrinated borg-ites . . .”
Who can’t carry on a logical, unemotional conversation, again?
Are you seriously making the claim that President Obama’s daughters going on Spring Break has “killed” the US?
For rightwingnuts, people who regularly engage in hyperbole — especially where President Obama and/or his family is concerned — even THIS is a little over-the-top.
“Hannity, like most American’s, WORKED to get where he is . . . You don’t even measure up to Hannity’s boot straps."
While it may be true that Hannity enjoys, as Antoinette described, a lifestyle significantly above that of your trailer park, it came not as the result of his pursuit of a professional education, nor of his invention of a needed product, but a consequence of spewing BS over the nation’s airwaves.
As Hannity does nothing but spew lies, hatred, and BS for a living, I do not consider him a role model, no matter how much wealth he has acquired — therefore, I’m not concerned with measuring up to his bootstrap, jockstrap, or any other strap.
Mary, in the words of The Butterfield Blues Band — as re-recorded by The Monkees and reinterpreted by Run-DMC:
why ya buggin’?
My impression after five years on this blog is that the youngsters are mostly teenage trolls trying to pass themselves off as adults. The others are real adults (some of them pretty long in tooth as I am … 70) and a large share are self employed (i.e. not moochers but running a business). What distinguishes them (and me) is an interest in hearing all sides of a story and it’s that which makes them/me so angry at Fox.
Now, please go back and read Steve Perry’s comment just before yours. That should (but probably won’tI convince you that the foxies are way off track in criticising the POTUS for taking “too many” vacations. I know he’s still got 4 years to go after winning the last election, but he’s still behind GWB by a large margin.
As for the daughters, it seems to me that it’s Fox that has had an awful lot to say about their having gone on spring break. What was a one liner for other sources became a big deal on Fox.
IMO, the position on Fox boils down to: “How dare they take any vacations at all !!! That person guilty of being PWB (president while black) should be chained to his desk with all family members chained to chairs bolted to the floor against a wall!.”
What to do ,what to do,I know we start nitpicking peoples vacations,while we are sitting by the pool of a 5 star hotel,sipping Margaritas.
This just reeks of I need to find something to complain about, and this the best I could come with, so until Sean can find something better than leftovers for his starving Obama haters, just eat this for now.
But then you have Pavlich, who’s not been noted for her ability to master the facts at hand (see the attack materials she has thrown at President Obama with no effect), and once again she was unable to do anything more than offer Karl Rove’s talking points. They bring up the idea that President Bush only went to Camp David during the holidays and how he made sure the Secret Service could spend the holidays with their families. Not sure that this is actually the case. Among other things, it’s always possible for Agents to arrange to take their holidays, etc. Like any other high security position (or hospital position for that matter), there are different people who wind up working each holiday. You work Thanksgiving, but you get Christmas off. You work New Years, but you get Labor Day off. And so it goes. The implication Hannity and Pavlich were trying to make, that President Obama doesn’t care about the Secret Service, or that the Agents are all working every holiday, is ridiculous on its face.
One has to wonder again what Hannity thinks the President ought to be doing – staying locked in the White House at all times with his family?
Hannocchio’s other half flaunts her diamond ring and diamond bracelet to those who could never afford it. This Long Island diva lives the life of luxury. We feel sorry for wives who have to work two jobs to make ends meet.
His children are spoiled rotten. They ask, they receive. They attend private schools, therefore receiving the best education. We feel sorry for parents who can’t afford to send their children to the best schools.
When you have a name like Hannocchio, freebies are thrown at you. Free ties, free concert tickets, etc. We feel sorry for people who can’t afford to attend a concert and receive free ties.
Hannocchio can’t relate to you, the working-class American. He does not live paycheck-to-paycheck, he has full health care benefits for him and his family, he can afford to fill up his gas tank, he can afford repairs on his cars, he can afford to put food on his table, he can afford housing, etc.
He is in no position to talk about vacations, given his own luxury lifestyle.
NOTE TO HANNITY
We feel sorry for people who can’t afford a boat, a piano, flat screen televisions in every room, a home with a swimming pool and tennis court, a maintenance man to mow the lawn, and a housekeeper who cooks.
An’ I feel really really sorry I can’t vacation like Rupert!!