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  1. His staff clarified the comments by backing away from them ( http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/04/66203683/1 ).

    I did hear on the BBC yesterday that Mexico was considering shutting down buses for a while. Since public transportation is actually used in Mexico that would be pretty drastic. But not shutting down the buses isn’t any better.

    Comment by Max Lybbert — Thursday, April 30, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

  2. You know the Obama administration motto: Never let a crisis go to waste.

    Corollary: If it’s not really a crisis, we can make it a crisis by talking it up.

    Further corollary: Eventually, no one listens to the boy who cried wolf, sometimes to their detriment.

    Comment by Ruth Anne — Thursday, April 30, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

  3. Of course, it is rather difficult to peg the response to this situation solely on the Obama admin.

    Comment by Steven L. Taylor — Thursday, April 30, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

  4. Of course, it is rather difficult to peg the response to this situation solely on the Obama admin.

    Actually, I would argue that the administration–except for ONE Biden gaffe–has been a major voice of reason.

    It was pretty remarkable to see the Sunday White House news conference with Gibbs and CDC folk–the media’s questions were so scare-mongering as to be farcical.

    Comment by Ratoe — Thursday, April 30, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

  5. “Keep talking about the president won’t stop air pollution. Put your hand over your mouth when you cough that’ll help the solution …” Biden might be advised to consult the Temptations when in doubt. And when not in doubt he should probably avoid open mikes – Respect (yourself – Joe).

    Comment by RandyB — Thursday, April 30, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

  6. It was pretty remarkable to see the Sunday White House news conference with Gibbs and CDC folk–the media’s questions were so scare-mongering as to be farcical.

    That’s true–I saw part of it as well and thought the questions were a bit much.

    And Napolitano’s response to questions about closing the border were also quite reasonable.

    Comment by Steven L. Taylor — Thursday, April 30, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

  7. I find it hard to believe that either Biden or any members of his immediate family are regular subway-riders anyway.

    Comment by Richard Scott Nokes — Friday, May 1, 2009 @ 11:01 am

  8. I doubt Biden rides the subway any more, but he was somewhat famous for riding as a Senator.

    Comment by Max Lybbert — Friday, May 1, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

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