Obama Sure Can Multi-Task

26 Mar

Wow!  This is truly impressive.  It appears that Obama can eat dinner AND be informed of the situation in Libya at the same time!  Holy cow!  From Politico (emphasis mine):

While eating at an “official dinner” with Chile’s president Monday night, President Obama was updated throughout the meal on the downed American plane in Libya, the White House says.

The national security adviser Tom Donilon told Obama of the plane at 7:45 p.m., before the dinner, and kept Obama updated during the ride, telling him that the United States was “in touch with the pilots on the ground,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Tuesday.

Donilon stayed at the hotel and “provided two updates” during the dinner to chief of staff Bill Daley, who “relayed to the president about the ongoing recovery efforts,” Carney said on Air Force One. When Obama returned to the hotel, he spoke with Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and learned that the pilots were safe.

The intersection of a formal dinner in Chile and an effort to stay updated on the pilots’ safety reflects both the multi-tasking nature of Obama and the consequences of his decision to go on his five-day Latin America trip right after ordering an attack on Libya.

Something tells me we are all going to be ok.  I know we were told that Obama was a politician unlike any we’ve ever seen, but this is incredible.  Being able to eat and have an advisor give you multiple updates is amazing!


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