The Obama administration’s excuse for the President’s stupid behavior lately? He’s tired and needs his rest. Maybe he should have looked at those before-and-after photos of Clinton and Bush to see what being President does to you before he decided to start running. In modern America, President’s don’t get to sleep much; that’s a fact of life and Obama will have to get over it. Of course, one of the ways of changing this would be to limit drastically the scope of government oversight. That way, he’d be more likely to get his full 8 hours of sleep every night and wouldn’t be totally unprepared for meeting them furriners.
I don’t have a chance to look this up, but I’m struggling to think of similar actions that President Bush did, especially early in his administration. But then again, he had competent people at the top layers of his administration (Colin Powell, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Condaleeza Rice, et al).