Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Personal Asides: How Sweet it Is--Lynn Adroitly Covers for Obama Patrick Fitzgeralds Cousin Writesor Tries To.
Lynn Sweet, the personal successor and throwback to the days of yore in newspapering when newspapers hired political writers to do more than report but analyze in ways favorable to the boss, has proved once again her inestimable worth to the Barack Obama campaign. Not only is Ms. Sweet a fine writer with a superb sense of political theatrics in contradistinction to the ham-handed Jennifer Hunter, the publishers wife who is there because she is the publishers wife she is not a hired gun. Sweet is doing what she believes in the Lords work since she is a true believer in the same way I know you tire of my saying this as George Tagge did for the old Tribune. And just as Tagge would do every so often, his ideology would occasionally gag him and hed be an honest man as Sweet sometimes becomes an honest woman. Sometimes that is. Not now.
Whether he ran against Alan Keyes or not and whether Keyes is an ultra right-wing candidate or not Barack is on record and Keyes documented it as favoring sex education for kids in kindergarten. Ms. Sweet can call Keyes a far-right nut if she wishes and I could add a few descriptives to her litany to categorize a man who took my thousand dollars and then declined to want to win the campaign (which is basic fraud) but I have seen and heard the tape, unedited, where Obama has espoused this. Name-calling Keyes is okay, Lynn, and I will agree with you that somehow perversely he wanted to lose but this is not in dispute. Or should not be.
The tape exists and I dont have it but have heard it. And it is an important issue whether this slippery presidential candidate wants to stand by it or not. He should denounce his old view or stand by it. In fact, Lynn is right, the entire subject of abstinence funding is important and should be pursued in the debates. In the meantime, supporting sex education for toddlers is not going to get Obama in trouble. What will is not the subject of this essay but his idiotic answer in the YouTube debate to, as a first order of business, sit down with the leader of Iran after he becomes president. Which convinces me and some others that were he to be elected, he would be another Jimmy Carter. His answer also convinced me that in contrast to this Boy Scout, Hillary Clinton is much to be preferred not that I want her to win God knows but as an adult option to the entire Democratic field.
Maybe you can help me out with something. Take a look at Readers Comments for yesterday and youll find a statement written or an attempted to be written by one Gerald Horgan who says he is a first cousin to U. S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. I dont know if he is or not but Horgan does have trouble formulating a sentence. But I get the drift if, indeed, this is Fitzgeralds cousin...but what I dont get is his reference to BTW. I am writing this after midnight after a long day but what does BTW mean? Since I am possibly entering the last phase of senility is it a phrase I somehow failed to connect with? Anyone who can translate this for me would be in my debt.
I guess I shouldnt have said that Patrick is a liberal judging from his NPR tastesbut anyone who can stomach Wait, Wait Dont Tell Me ought to be seriously adjudged as never being allowed close to any designation conservative. I await your interpretation.