Who Could Have Predicted? Call for Comments from Internet Leads to Snark

Who Could Have Predicted? Call for Comments from Internet Leads to Snark

Who Could Have Predicted? Call for Comments from Internet Leads to Snark

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
July 6 2011 3:52 PM

Who Could Have Predicted? Call for Comments from Internet Leads to Snark

The call for tweets for the #AskObama townhall led to a few serious questions that the president answered (after a fashion), and lots of smart-ass questions that didn't make it. The questions took a couple of different forms. There were the pressure questions that functioned as statements of discontent:

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There was pure, rhetorical snark.

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There was the less interesting question-that-answers-itself.

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There were questions about extremely minor controversies.

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And there were smart-ass responses to the smart-ass questions.

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David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.