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The First Hundred Days--Skeel

At his press conference last night celebrating his first hundred days, the President referred again to the need for a “house built on rock,” as he did in his speech on the economy at Georgetown last week. The reference is, of course, to the parable of the man who built his house on rock, not sand, at the end of the Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 7:24-27). 

Although Obama is using the parable in an entirely secular context, I personally think his choice of Biblical reference is both apt and effective. (I also thought the press conference was masterful—including his handling of the abortion question). But to truly lay a solid foundation for the future, especially for the economy, I think the next hundred days will need to rely less on new spending and more on the kinds of hard regulatory choices that haven’t been made thus far. 


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I seem to remember a firestorm being crated when one of the Bush Administration's departments had a staged press conference where "journalists" were pre-chosen and questions were pre-arranged. This was clearly the same kind os staged, manipulation so where is the outrage?