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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 04:54 PM
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Steele criticizes Obama's Olympics pitch: "At a time of war, at a time of recession"
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Steele said it raised questions about Obama's priorities.

"Where is the focus?" Steele asked. "At a time of war, at a time of recession ... I think this trip is nice but not necessary for the president. The goal should be creating job opportunities not seven years from now, but job opportunities today."

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs laughed when told of Steele's criticism of Obama's trip.

"Who's he rooting for?" Robert Gibbs said. "Is he hoping to hop a plane to Brazil and catch the Olympics in Rio? I don't know. Maybe it's Madrid."



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