Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Unpresidential Is What I Say It Is

The stampede to the fainting couch is threatening to trample some journalists.  Led by the atrocious Mara Laisson on Nice Polite Republicans, we are being told not so subtly that it is just beyond the pale for Obama to politicize what is arguably his greatest accomplishment as President.  And in the middle of an election year no less!  So polarizing!

Look, Mitt Romney said what he said in 2007 and 2008.  I have trouble blaming him, because this was the crappy position he inherited from George Bush: "Bin Laden isn't that important."  As per usual, Romney - in being forced to toe the GOP line - has taken a position that is difficult to defend in the light of how reality played out.  So he can either flounder to defend that line or he can abandon it.  Good luck with that Mitt.

But the idea that a President would play politics with foreign policy?

I mean the fact that he might gloat over something?

That he might think about spiking the football?

Well, my dear, that simply isn't DONE!

Sorry to harsh your buzz, sorry to tread on your toes, sorry to rain on your parade.


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