There are a bevy of reasons that you could use to make the argument that President Obama is the most un-Presidential President of all time. You can go all the way back to when Maureen Dowd made fun of his ears and he just had to confront her about it, all the way up to the way he uses soaring, confrontational rhetoric and refuses to rise above the political fray. He likes to get down in the mud and play with the pigs. Certainly unbecoming of someone holding the office of President.
While no President, Republican or Democrat, is immune to criticism, this President seems unable to let even the slightest examen of his policies go without retaliation of some sort.
Take for instance the interesting encounter today in Phoenix between President Obama and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Obama, making a campaign stop in Arizona to push his agenda laid out in the SOTU speech, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to excoriate Brewer for not being “cordial” to him in her book Scorpions for Breakfast.
“He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast,” Brewer said. “I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So.”
Asked what aspect of the book disturbed him, Brewer said: “That he didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”
Like I said. Touchy.