NPR's Barbershop: Is Obama doing too much?
Every day, I wake to breathless reports on the Today show and various cable channels echoing the chatter of the moment: Is President Obama not doing enough? is he doing too much? Is he not spending enough? Is he spending too much? Is the honeymoon over?
Most of this commentary seems shortsighted and unwilling to acknowledge a simple fact: He hasn't been president for two months yet. Most of his efforts have only barely begun.
That's the subject that consumes most of The Barbershop segment on today's edition of NPR's show Tell Me More. It's freewheeling discussion among several pundits of color that hosts Michel Martin and Jimi Izrael are kind enough to let me join occasionally.
I don't think I did a particularly good job on this one. But the rest of the guys (and gal) were really funny. So check it out by clicking here.*