I’m sympathetic to politicians having slips of the tongue. The more you talk or write, the more likely it is that you’ll make a mistake and say something foolish. So when Barack Obama wrote something today and dated it May 24, 2008 I couldn’t have cared less. (See Obama is Stuck in a Moment | Verum Serum.)
But what I do care about is the media and the Left, who would have mocked Sarah Palin until their throats were raw if she had done the same thing. Think of the things they give Obama a pass on:
Not since his visit to 57 states has the One done something quite as guffaw-inducing. Sure, his attempt to enter the Oval Office window was a laugh and his invention of an Austrian language was telling but nothing says “out of touch” like not knowing what year it is. And he didn’t just miss it by one either . . .
His list is huge, but you never catch these repeated ad nauseum on SNL, the Daily Show, MSNBC, etc. as “evidence” of how stupid he is, but people still whale on Palin for a botched interview done several years ago.
I wish people would remember why we elect Presidents: They appoint Supreme Court and Federal. They make decisions about war. And so on. We don’t need to agree with every last detail with them and we don’t have to like everything they’ve ever done.
P.S. Good timing — just saw this on a Wintery Knight comment thread by WK himself:
So we have yet to hear anything about Sarah Palin’s intelligence or policies, except the name-calling, which might have been learned from watching the Comedy Channel and listening to comedians, who also do not know anything about her intelligence or policies, but only exist to make people laugh at people who are not present to defend themselves.
In the meantime, we have the positive case for Palin’s intelligence:
And we also know that many people who laughed at Palin voted for Obama and are no unemployed, and their children are going to be crushed by trillions and trillions of dollars of spending that actually LOST over 500 thousand jobs, according to the recent study by two economists.