Yesterday, everyone on Air Force One was jacked about senior adviser David Axelrod's appearance on "Fox News Sunday." Big Guy has taken some heat the past couple of days for not performing well on the stump - not my fault, from where I stand - and Axelrod decided that instead of explaining Big O's performance, he'd just spend time ripping into former Vice President Dick Cheney.
We absolutely hate Cheney. Not because he was a more than competent vice president, or because he could make a speech without sticking his foot in his mouth, or because he had better hair plugs than Joey B., but because he just doesn't seem to care about us, the Obama Administration. I mean, what gives? We bait him, pay a lot of attention to him, offer to make him a political bogeyman for years to come - attention someone like Newt Gingrich would kill for - and what do we get in return? Nada. It's like he has better things to do with his time.
But Axelrod doesn't. In fact, he's pretty much being paid to do two things: attack Cheney every chance he gets, and attack Rush Limbaugh at every turn. And Dave has been doing phenomenally well at both. Someone suggested that a senior White House adviser should probably be doing more. But folks need to understand, when you've built a presidential administration's entire political operation on attacking two people, that kind of focus can be really time-consuming.