Criticizing Obama's initial reaction to the Blago story (Obama wasn't hysterical enough, apparently), Steve Chapman writes:
But Mr. Obama had a "My Pet Goat" moment, freezing up in the face of the shock. "I don't think it would be appropriate for me to comment on the issue at this time," he said. "It's a sad day for Illinois." You'd have thought the Bears had failed to make the playoffs.
Of course, "My Pet Goat" is a reference to the book president Bush continued to read to Florida school children during a Sept. 11, 2001 photo-op, even after being told by his chief of staff Andy Card that, "A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack!"
Chapman thinks Obama's reaction to the local Blago corruption story was just like Bush's reaction to news about deadly terrorist attacks on American soil.