A lot of pundits are punditing about what led Pharaoh Mubarak to take flight from his royal pyramid and hand the reins of power over to the Egyptian military.
Well, they need pundit no longer, because Barack Obama has discovered who was really responsible for the regime change. Turns out it was Barack Obama…
Thus President Obama didn't know what Mubarak was going to say until he said it. And once the US saw that the reaction in the streets of Cairo was one of disappointment and anger, they pushed for more.
"Not to satisfy us," one official tells ABC News, "to satisfy them," the official said, pointing to mass protests in Tahrir Square.
You see? The Obama administration put pressure on Mubarak out of concern for "them," the people who were being killed in the streets with weapons bought with the billions of dollars given the U.S. gives to Egypt for its military. They're almost as magnanimous as Glenn Beck is prognostic.
Not sure I'm buying it completely. I have to believe that eventually we'll discover a much more likely explanation for Mubarak's sudden departure…
There! Obviously, this makes a lot more sense.
Tags: Barack Obama, Chris Lee, Egypt, Fox, Glenn Beck, Hosni Mubarak, House of Representatives, White House
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Republican Congressman Chris Lee Stepping Down Amidst Protests, Shirtless Photos
It seemed unlikely that they'd be able to hold out forever. I mean, ceaseless, blood-soaked, nation-wide protest and a shirtless beefcake self-portrait sent to an extra-marital Craigslist hook-up are two things notoriously hard for a politician to get past.
For weeks, political experts speculated on how long a national leader could go under such violent and tumultuous conditions. And for hours, people were, like, who is this congressperson guy, and how does he keep his stomach so flat at 46? What do you think he does, like, a bunch of crunches everyday?
Well, it's all over now…
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak is to step down after 17 days of pro-democracy protests, two sources told NBC News on Thursday. Following an all-day meeting of the country's supreme military council, the army said all the protesters' demands would be met and a further statement was expected to be made later Thursday, clarifying the situation.
And it's all over now…
Three hours after his shirtless Craigslist antics appeared on this site, Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) announced his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives. Moments ago his office sent the following press release to the media…
"It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness."
What's next for these two titans? Who knows? I mean, a 30-year and a 2-year stint as a dictator and as a family values congressperson and tough things to just walk away from. But I have a feeling they'll both land on their feet. They both seem go-getters to me.
And, clearly, neither has a problem with using a little muscle to get what they want.
Tags: Chris Lee, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, House of Representatives, Internet, New York, Protesters, Republicans, Sex