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Mubarak's Gone, Should Obama Get The Credit?


An old boss used to tell me,  "Whenever possible take the credit when something good happens, because the blame is never far behind."

After 18 days of protests, Egypt has been re-born.  A repressive regime that ruled for over three decades has been forced out and if we are to believe everything we hear on MSNBC, the seeds of Democracy are germinating in the largest Arab nation on the planet.  So who gets the credit?

Politico's Ben Smith claims he received an email from an unnamed DEM official giving the nod to the President and he believed it to be the official party line;

"Great news for the administration/president. People will remember , despite some fumbles yesterday, that the President played an excellent hand, walked the right line and that his statement last night was potentially decisive in bringing this issue to a close."

Over at The Atlantic, Clive Cook, with tongue firmly planted in his cheek, delivers a response to Mr. Smith;

"An associate of mine, who asked not to be named, made this comment:

Clive played an excellent hand and walked the right line. His statement over supper last night was potentially decisive in bringing this issue to a close. The situation remains complicated and delicate going forward, but this is a huge affirmation of his leadership on the international stage."

Noel Sheppard from Newsbusters pointed out that Chris Matthews agrees with Ben Smith;

Chris Matthews on Friday said that Hosni Mubarak's exit from Egypt and the jubilation now happening in Tahrir Square took Barack Obama to have happen.

And we wrap up with a little nugget from the clever folks from who remind us that Pee Wee Herman can still teach us all something.

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