The Washington Times - October 1, 2009, 08:18AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Toys “R” Us spokeswoman Whoopie Goldberg defends Roman Polanski, President Obama says he knows what direction to take the country in, but he can’t find the right podium to tell everybody else, and a telling quote from Roman Polanski.:

 

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Barack Obama gave a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus to talk about the direction he wants to take in overhauling the American health-care system.  Before he had a chance to start, someone had to tell the President of the United States that he had taken the wrong direction on the stage (h/t HA commenter Liberty0):

     

     Bill Bennett notes that 138 film industry types including Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese, have demanded the immediate release of fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski. Some European political figures have also criticized the arrest of Polanski. Among them are two French cabinet ministers Frederic Mitterand and Bernard Kouchner…