Can You Imagine If Obama Sent Biden And Levin To Georgia?

I think Digby is on to something: I remember reading some stuff recently about how it was unseemly for Barack Obama to go on an overseas trip. Why

I think Digby is on to something:

I remember reading some stuff recently about how it was unseemly for Barack Obama to go on an overseas trip. Why, he was acting like he'd already won! Now, we have McCain making statements on television that are having an actual impact on an international crisis, and which might even be illegal, and I'm hearing gasbags say he looks very presidential. It looks more like presumptuousness to me.

But then a grizzled old veteran's presumptuousness isn't the same as a young, African American upstart's, is it?

Even Jonathan Martin at the Politico sees something amiss with this one:

I think Greg Sargent is on to something regarding McCain's announcement at his press conference today that Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman — his two closest friends in the Senate — will be heading to Georgia soon.

Yes, they're both members of the Armed Services Committee. But McCain's declaration has something of a shadow government feel to it, as though he's sending his own emissaries into the war zone.

Try to imagine if Obama had announced that he was sending Biden and Levin to the war zone.

When I heard John McCain say that he was sending Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman over to Georgia because they are on the Armed Services committee I immediately thought this was another Rovian set up.

McCain: After the events of the past six days, no one should wonder why countries on Russia's periphery so ardently seek the security guarantees alliance membership represents. The situation in Georgia remains fluid and dangerous. And as soon as possible, my colleagues, Senator Lieberman and Senator Graham, will be traveling to Georgia.

He wants to prove to the world what a true leader he is. How convenient, but what would have happened if Obama had come out first and said he was sending over Joe Biden and Carl Levin to the same area?

Would we hear screaming from the right wing press and the Villagers that Obama was being presumptuous again---thought he was already President and was trying to be the ruler of the world. Rick Davis would have went on TV and started yelling that Obama was acting like the Celebrity President again because Bush was the real President and only he should be leading the country at a time like this.This whole affair stinks to the high heavens.


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CNN:

McCain: After the events of the past six days, no one should wonder why countries on Russia's periphery so ardently seek the security guarantees alliance membership represents. The situation in Georgia remains fluid and dangerous. And as soon as possible, my colleagues, Senator Lieberman and Senator Graham, will be traveling to Georgia.

They're both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. I hope that other members of the Armed Services Committee in the Senate and they will go together and receive an assessment of the situation and what we need to do in the future to avoid further escalation, and also to protect the independence and freedom of the people of this brave, democratic ally, the country of Georgia.

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