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What Was the Point of Obama’s Press Conference?

In the New York Post today, I try to puzzle out the purpose of the president coming to the podium to talk about oil prices and Libya when he has nothing to say and wants to do very little:

The White House is worried: The Libyan crisis and the general instability in the Middle East have led to spiraling gas prices. The president wanted to show the American people he knows it’s a problem.

So he staged a press conference yesterday, and he basically said he’s going to do . . . nothing.

The whole piece is here.

In the New York Post today, I try to puzzle out the purpose of the president coming to the podium to talk about oil prices and Libya when he has nothing to say and wants to do very little:

The White House is worried: The Libyan crisis and the general instability in the Middle East have led to spiraling gas prices. The president wanted to show the American people he knows it’s a problem.

So he staged a press conference yesterday, and he basically said he’s going to do . . . nothing.

The whole piece is here.

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