Peggy Noonan suggests our President Barack Obama is snakebit. Like he's just unlucky. Really?
No reason to join the pile on, but some small points. Two growing weaknesses showed up in small phrases. The president said he had consulted among others "experts in academia" on what to do about the calamity. This while noting, again, that his energy secretary has a Nobel Prize. There is a growing meme that Mr. Obama is too impressed by credentialism, by the meritocracy, by those who hold forth in the faculty lounge, and too strongly identifies with them. He should be more impressed by those with real-world experience. It was the "small people" in the shrimp boats who laid the boom.
And when speaking of why proper precautions and safety measures were not in place, the president sternly declared, "I want to know why." But two months in he should know. And he should be telling us. Such empty sternness is . . . empty.
Well, but our President Barack Obama got a Nobel prize just for getting elected. No wonder he's impressed.
But more and more Americans aren't.
Remember in November.
As for Hillary, it's a long time until 2012. And she doesn't exactly endear herself to many here. She is part of this administration, even as Al Gore had to run with Bill Clinton hanging around his neck--that's why he did that icky kiss with Tipper on stage I imagine.
I don't really want to think about what she would do to shake Barack.
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