obama20leavng20presser-thumb_small2Actually this has no relation to the 10 plebes picked to ascend in the Inauguration Rapture. Different kind of selection.

Apparently, Obama not only picks ahead of time the journalists he will call upon at a press conference, but informs them beforehand. And doesn’t call on anyone else.

The press corps, most of us, don’t even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who’ve been advised they will be called upon that day.

– Carol Marin, Chicago Sun-Times

Not surprising? But again, a dreary resemblance to the last administration. And a distinct lack of ch-ch-change.

I don’t know why I’m continuing to chronicle exactly how Obama is meeting my low expectations. It just bothered me that, during the campaign, Obama made SUCH a big deal about presenting himself as above “politics as usual”, and got so much mileage out of it, from people who believed the hype.

Just sort of depressing.