Thursday, September 23, 2010

ACLU Objects to Observance of "Moment of Awkward Silence" at Obama Cabinet Meetings

Washington, D.C.--The American Civil Liberties Union today announced it would challenge the observance of a "moment of awkward silence" during President Obama's cabinet meetings.

"We've become aware that not one, but several, moments of awkward silence have become a regular part of every Obama cabinet meeting," said an ACLU spokesperson. "We find that outrageous and an affront to our understanding of the Constitution. The president shouldn't be ashamed of his far-left agenda or its abysmal results."

According to the ACLU, "Whether it's the president's broken promises on closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility or trials for terrorists in federal court -- or his administration's failure to implement a rational plan for economic growth -- Obama's articulated agenda should be met with rote acceptance by leftist ideologues, not awkward pauses."

A White House spokesperson dismissed those concerns, saying that recent cabinet meetings have been marked only by several "fleeting moments of passing clarity."

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