As liberals slam Obama for his spending freeze,
the president may find cover from his near-constant critic, Fox News
host Bill O'Reilly. The conservative pundit prides himself in giving
Obama a fair shake. When he gave the president a report card in
December, he stressed:
And last night, he reiterated, "I am not an Obama basher...I'm a registered Independent... I believe the president could be a very effective leader." Now the truculent prime-time host is faced with addressing an Obama policy change that neatly matches his own ideological predilections: a three-year spending freeze on most domestic programs not including security or defense. Will Papa Bear tip his hat to the commander-in-chief?