Fairly or unfairly, jobs have become one of the most important barometers in assessing the president's performance. And if President Obama hoped to end his birthday week with a positive jobs report, he was disappointed.
The first Friday of every month, when the new employment numbers come out, is a moment of truth for the White House. The president tries to strike the appropriate balance between confidence in the direction of the economy and compassion for the millions of Americans still out of work.
so poor barry didn't get good news as he geared up for his birthday?
that makes me so very sad.
i'm being sarcastic.
but what do you think makes barack sad?
not the people without jobs who are homeleess not the people who can't afford multiple vacations.
in fact, he appears to be oblivious to everything.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'