She's a Good Gal

Sometimes, it's really nice to still have Helen Thomas at work at the White House.

Ms. Thomas asked President Obama why we are still in Afghanistan, losing lives, when there does not seem to be any improvement in the situation. And before the president could respond, Ms. Thomas added, "And don't give us any of those Bush-isms!" The president, in fact, did not reply with any so-called "Bush-isms," but at the same time, he did not necessarily answer the question, either. Is it time to coin a similar phrase for President Obama?
Not usually good to have her there... but sometimes. In this case, the benefit is that the media is given an opportunity to dive into something they seldom consider - whether it is good policy for the country to escalating Afghanistan. Despite the opportunity this presents, there is virtually no coverage of Thomas' question.