The Hugh Hewitt Show

Listen 24/7 Live: Mon - Fri   6 - 9 AM Eastern
Hugh Hewitt Book ClubHugh Hewitt Book Club
European Voyage Cruise 2017 Advertisement

The President’s Pratfall

Thursday, September 1, 2011  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

My new column notes that the president’s re-election campaign got off to a stumbling start when John Boehner refused to allow a co-equal branch of government to become a setting for a purely political speech by an unpopular incumbent looking for an opportunity to get some traction in falling polls.

Yesterday’s “surreal volley of letters” as the New York Times deemed them, actually provided an important reminder to the country that the president doesn’t direct the Congress any more than the Congress directs the president. The president’s high-handedness resulted in getting his political head handed to him, a good and useful reminder that he isn’t royalty.

The Fourth Way - Hewitt book Advertisement
Advertise With UsAdvertisement
Back to Top