Republicans make themselves look like asses when they publicly sniff and tiff over Obama’s bow of greeting to Japan’s Emperor and Mrs Emperor. Is there anything so trivial the right won’t complain about? If they wanted to tease The One, they could have posted pics of the event with captions like, “It appears your shoes are untied”, or “I think you dropped a Yen”, or something equally inane. Better to have at least attempted humor.
Hilary was asked if trying terrorist scum Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City will increase the risk of new attacks here. She immediately and dismissively said, “No.” Only a dedicated, true team-player would have said something so stupid. It’s funny. She used to be a formidable force. Obama should be happy he has her so well tamed.
While somebody could honestly forecast that no new terrorist attack would follow from Mohammed’s trial—say, by pointing to the plans of locking down lower Manhattan for the next three years, installing snipers from every rooftop, patting down everybody under Houston, etc.—to claim that there is no increased risk to the city is just plain asinine.
Incidentally, now’s the time to sell if you own anything within ten blocks of the courthouse.
Are all reporters so easily distracted?
The Democrats sent out their Talking Head Squad over the weekend to explain why bringing Mohammed back to the city was such a good idea. “American justice on parade!” they chorused. Several reporters at least had the wits to ask, “What if there is an acquittal?”
Not one politician answered that perfectly reasonable question. The closest thing to an answer—but not an answer—came from His Eminence Eric Holder. “We guarantee a conviction,” he smiled. “But…but…” many reporters managed to croak out. Too late. Holder, and his band of merry sycophants, had already changed the subject.
No reporter pressed.
None—left or right—wants to irritate a source, none wants to appear unfriendly by insisting on intelligibility. None wants to be difficult. If a reporter became irksome, why, just think about what people would say at the next Georgetown cocktail party!
But Holder’s “guarantee” leads to the observation: if the pre-deadman’s guilt is so certain already to all the world, why not string him up now? Why bother with a show trial? Ignore the question that the man is not a citizen and not entitled to be tried as one; if you are telling the world that the man will be found guilty, how is this a display of America’s vaunted justice system?
Others were careful to talk about Mohammed’s “rights.” The only right he has left is the right to choose between hemp and nylon.
Sarah Palin’s book
I haven’t read it and won’t buy it. But—this is for you, Laura—she is still hot! (Except the new ‘do; looks too much like post-modern sculpture.) Hilary even suggested a cafe klatsch!
Anybody know who the ghost writer is? Whose Obama’s was?
Why is it we all accept that our politicians are so illiterate that they cannot write their own biographies? Maybe it’s easier to to “committee” every sentence if the work is farmed out. I have no idea: who is the last politician that actually wrote his own memoirs?