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As you know, yesterday’s stunt in New York City in which the Air Force One backup plane was flying low as part of an ill-considered photo op created a short panic in the area, resulting in the evacuation of several buildings. If this had happened during the Bush administration, one could have expected universal mockery and condemnation of yet another act of incompetence. Yet this is how the NY Times excuses President Obama:
When President Obama learned of the episode on Monday afternoon, aides said, he, too, was furious. Senior administration officials conveyed the president’s anger in a meeting with Mr. Caldera on Monday afternoon.
In other words, somehow, in the midst of a completely bungled situation, Obama manages to emerge from the Times account as a take charge leader. How many people think that Bush would have gotten off so easy?
You can get a sense of how low the airplane was flying here:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online