“Typos happen to Obama, too.” – And then they got ignored.
I know that David Weigel [excuse me: one of Dave Weigel's ...co-bloggers?] wants to pat himself on the back for sneaking in a mild Romney slam graciously excusing Mitt Romney for making some typos by bringing up a couple of lesser typos made by Barack Obama’s staff. Unfortunately, if we’re going to be discussing that sort of thing then we should be talking about the | Read More »
Slate sanctimoniously savages Suskind’s salacious stories.
(via @jaketapper) The ironies abound in this passage from Jacob Weisberg’s rhetorical roundhouse kick to Ron Suskind’s face: The most famous thing Suskind wrote about the Bush administration was a passage in an article he published in the New York Times Magazine, quoting an anonymous Bush “aide”: “The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined | Read More »
But at least they have Obama!
There’s a lot of interesting stuff in this John Dickerson article on what last night’s results really mean, but this last paragraph is probably the one that needs to be most referenced: The night showed just how limited Obama’s political power is. He said he’d work all-out for Specter, but he didn’t campaign for the senator in the final days. That may have been a | Read More »
John Dickerson nuances his explanation of Obama’s nuance.
He knows that you can’t just say – unlike, say, Jake Tapper – that the President likes to play with straw men, so he’ll sort of sidle up to it: The Careful Exaggerator… balances his rhetoric… study in nuance… practically grisaille… nuance-free exaggerator… exaggerates to free himself from the demands of the news cycle… hopes to do though this exaggerated description… plays Aunt Sally… doesn’t | Read More »
Obamateurism* of the Day, 03/22/2009.
This new feature comes from Ed Morrissey, and it’s pretty much in direct response to Slate’s unaccountable decision to not let go of what was never a particularly funny joke in the first place. But if Slate wants to play, hey, we can play too. With more video footage. You can send in your tip to Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org . He figures that he can | Read More »