OK, Mr. President, Enough With the TV: Maher
Obama should focus on getting things done, Bill Maher writes
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2009 9:42 AM CDT
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama return to the White House after their date in New York City on May 31, 2009.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – The country needs more presidential action and fewer presidential TV appearances, Bill Maher writes for the Los Angeles Times. "Every time you turn on the TV, there's Obama. He's getting a puppy! He's eating a cheeseburger with Joe Biden! He's taking the wife to Broadway," he writes. Not only is the president is at risk of overexposure, but "we're kind of wondering when you're actually going to do something."

Believe it or not, President Obama could learn something from his predecessor. "Bush had horrible ideas, but he pushed them through," Maher writes. "We need to marry the good ideas Obama really believes in with that Bush attitude." It's time for Obama to stop worrying about his popularity and "start putting it on the line in fights against the banks, the energy companies and the health care industry."