There is something to be said for silence. Wisdom, grace, intellect and an air of leadership can all be projected by those things you do not say.
In the case of the Harvard Professor versus the Cambridge Police Sergeant, silence would have been golden. This is a case that should be decided in a court of law and not in the court of public opinion.
Obama needs to learn that there are times a man, duly elected to the office of President of the United States, needs to step back and shut his freakin’ mouth. All he has done is add fuel to the fire. I thought the job of a President was to calm the waters, bring sanity to a potentially volatile situation and remind people that our Justice system is designed to deal with matters such as this in a fair and unbiased way.
Now, Obama is surprised that his comments have taken attention away from the important matter of Health Care Reform. SURPRISED?!?! REALLY?!?! Barack, you are a master of diversion, King of the opaque and Emperor of media manipulation. Surprised? I think not. Pleased? Most likely.