He discovered early that he could make a lot more money as a politician than running a 3-card Monte game.
And he is quietly slowing the troop reduction in Afghanistan.
I know of no one that has ever accused Obama of being "wise".
St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- A Ballwin police officer was in critical condition after he was shot in the neck during a traffic stop late Friday morning, police said.
The officer had stopped the car for speeding on northbound New Ballwin Road about 11 a.m., police said. As the officer went back to his car, the driver got out, “advanced quickly” and fired three shots at the officer, police said.
Said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar: “Make no mistake, we believe that Ballwin officer was ambushed.”
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch agreed.
“It was clearly an ambush, an attack,” he said. “There was no confrontation, no argument, no nothing.”
He also said it appeared that one of the shots might have been fired after the officer fell.
The gunman fled north on New Ballwin Road and was captured in Manchester several miles northeast of the shooting scene, after jumping out of the car and running, police said.
If I were a welfare leech like you I would be supporting the Handout Queen too.
A suburban St. Louis police officer was in critical condition late Friday after he was shot in the neck in what investigators described as an "ambush" following a traffic stop.
Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott said the unidentified officer was walking to his car after the initial conversation with the motorist he stopped for speeding Friday morning when that driver "advanced quickly" on him from behind, firing at least three shots.
The officer "had no chance at all" to pull his handgun and "was completely helpless," Scott said, noting the encounter was recorded by the police car's dashcam.
"Make no mistake: We believe during this investigation that Ballwin officer was ambushed, period," St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said.
Scott said the officer was in critical but stable condition, and "fightning for his life" at a hospital in Creve Coeur, west of St. Louis.
After the shooting, Belmar said, the suspect sped away before an officer from another police department spotted the car about 4 miles away. The suspect abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot before being arrested about five minutes later, Belmar said.
Perhaps more troubling than the number of those shot, was the inability of city police to quell the violence.
Chicago Police announced a July 4 weekend show of force that included thousands more officers on the streets, officers toting high-powered weapons at airports and teams of officers patrolling the city's most dangerous neighborhoods, tourist attractions, train stations and parks.
This will be Obama's greatest Pinocchio moment of his entire presidency.
Can't wait for what Obummer has to say about this.