Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More Dem Trash-Talk 

Fox News TV is talking about this story as I write. Here's the lead paragraph:
South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate " whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”


Glenn Reynolds has made the point that Obama's friends are doing him more harm than his enemies. It appears he's right.

Yesterday I heard Bob Beckel trying to explain a remark that he'd made to a FNC producer just before appearing on the morning news show with Bill Hemmer, in which he had said "This rottweiler is going to self-destruct." When Hemmer challenged him, Beckel got all indignant because he said it was "a private remark." Right--a remark made to a news show producer in the studio just before appearing on the air is a "private remark." Beckel, who's been commenting on multiple news channels for years, really ought to know better. He told Hemmer that he was merely making a joke based on Gov. Palin's "pit bull/lipstick" quip in her acceptance speech, but he screwed it up. Not only was the remark not particularly funny (it might have been a bit, if he'd gotten the breed right) but his "private remark" explanation is risible.

Now, as far as I'm concerned all this trash talk is neither productive nor enlightening for either ticket, but I believe it has had the salutary effect of making some people a bit more open to hearing things about Sen. Obama that are not included in his carefully crafted narrative.

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