DULL…. The New York Times, reflecting on the president’s news conference last night, described Obama as “placid and unsmiling,” sounding too much like “the teacher speaking in the stillness of a classroom where students are restlessly waiting for the ring of the bell.” The president, the Times added, was “more enervating than energizing.”

John Cole noted that this was a common observation among conservative bloggers this morning:

Jonah Goldberg– Longwinded and boring!

Andrew Malcolm– I slept through my college classes and last night was bored!

Rove, Hannity, and O’Reilly: The press conference was boring!

Hugh Hewitt– Snorefest!

Perhaps the president should have laughed a bit more. Oh wait, that wouldn’t have worked either….

Steve Benen

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