This was written by a Democrat/Obama supporter, just so you know.
I think it is worth a read.
""Has the administration gone mad? This entire fracas was set off by the president himself, who lowered his office by targeting a private citizen by name. [Rush] Limbaugh had every right to counterattack, which he did with gusto.""
""And then there was the fiasco of the ham-handed White House reception for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which was evidently lacking the most basic elements of ceremony and protocol. Don't they read the "Iliad" anymore in the Ivy League? Check that out for the all-important ritual of gift giving, which has cemented alliances around the world for 5,000 years." [Note: apparently PM Brown was given a set of 25 DVDs. Maybe it was on sale at Walmart??]
""President Obama should yank the reins and get his staff's noses out of slash-and-burn petty politics. His own dignity and prestige are on the line. If he wants a second term, he needs to project a calmer perspective about the eternal reality of vociferous opposition, which is built into our democratic system.""
This reminds me of a line on Family Guy, which I will not get word for word, but Peter Griffin says something about disagreeing with another person's opinion but he will 'Fight to the death to defend your right to say it'. Maybe the Pres and his gang need to take a lesson from Mr Griffin?