Caught on an open microphone on April 14, Obama said the following:
...Obama [...] weighed in on the performance of rank-and-file federal employees, saying it is “striking ... how generally smart and dedicated” federal workers are, according to Knoller.Sounding like a teeny bopper, Obama also complained about another matter while caught on that open mic:
But Obama added that some government workers “are slugs and not trying to do their job.”
"I always thought I was gonna have like really cool phones and stuff," he said during a Q&A session with contributors to his re-election campaign.Obama also expressed dissatisfaction when asked questions he didn't like or expect, or when an interviewer corrected Obama's misstatements.
"We can't get our phones to work." Acting out his exasperation, he said: "Come on, guys. I'm the president of the United States! Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up?..."
Furthermore, Obama apparently wasn't satisfied with the early versions of the story of the killing of Osama bin Laden. As a result, there appeared changed and divergent versions of that account as well as specially-posed photographs to publicize the death of Osama bin Laden and, most importantly, to portray Obama as Presidential. Is Obama satisfied now? Not likely as he hasn't really sprouted a halo.
The Obama administration might as well discard "Hail to the Chief" and use the following as the official theme song:
Possibly, Obama can get some satisfaction by losing the election in 2012 and, thus, go back to anonymity.
Additional reading: "Obama's Likability Gap."