Quote of the Day – Presidential Edition

“I couldn’t be happier with the ambassador’s service, and I’m sure he will be very successful in whatever endeavors he chooses in the future. And I’m sure that him having worked so well with me will be a great asset in any Republican primary.” – President Obama, commenting on rumors that Jon Huntsman will leave his post as ambassador to China to run for president.

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Comments

  1. john personna says:

    On Morning Joe they said the White House nickname for Huntsman is The Manchurian Candidate.

  2. DavidL says:

    Jon who? Please ingnore the Obami behind the curtain. The last time the GOP ran an canidate hand picked by the democrats, to wit John McCain, the GOP got their heads handed to them.

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  4. tom p says:

    HA! Good catch, James.

  5. An Interested Party says:

    “Jon who? Please ingnore the Obami behind the curtain. The last time the GOP ran an canidate hand picked by the democrats, to wit John McCain, the GOP got their heads handed to them.”

    Indeed! Republicans would be so much smarter to run Sarah Palin, wouldn’t they? Hmm, I wonder if the Obami know this? Perhaps they secretly want her to be the GOP candidate? Maybe? Ya think?