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    He Doth Protest Too Much


    President Barack Obama isn't too happy with the campaign of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    Well actually, it's one member of Romney's campaign.

    The President expressed his displeasure this evening to the entire world with the backdrop of the G20 Summit in Mexico.

    As I reported on June 10 as part of my Eye on Europe series, R. Glenn Hubbard, a senior economic adviser to Romney, wrote an  op-ed piece for the German business journal, Handelsblatt. In that  piece Hubbard advised the Germans and rest of Europe to not listen to  the President on economic issues.

    The President is not happy.

    In his remarks today, the President had this to say, "I  would point out that we have one president at a time and one  administration at a time and I think traditionally the notion has been  that America's political differences end at the water's edge."

    The President went on to say, "I  think sometimes back home there's a desire to superimpose whatever  ideological arguments are taking place at home onto a very complicated  situation in Europe."

    Methinks the President doth protest too much.

    How was this any different, actually even less an issue, than what he did in 2008 when he was Senator Obama from Illinois?

    Remember  how he traveled to Germany and hoped to speak in front of the historic  Brandenburg Gate, but was rebuffed by Chancellor Angela Merkel?

    He had to move his speech location to another part of Berlin.

    So,  it was OK, I take it for Candidate Obama to go beyond "the water's  edge", but it is not OK for a world renown economist to write an op-ed  piece for an economics magazine?

    For  the last 3 1/2 years, over and over we have seen similar incidents  where it's OK for the President to do this or that or members of his  Administration or Team Obama, but if anyone not a part of the "club"  does the same, it is wrong.

    From  the Cornfield, the hypocrisy displayed during the G20 Summit news  conference confirmed that the President holds firmly to his "audacity"  moniker.

    How does the saying go?

    Oh yeah...

    Do as I say, not as I do.


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