Going to try to keep the politicking to a minimum today.
Had the tele on last night, and would you believe the fawning the major network news people are doing over Obama's Excellent Adventure? It was non-stop, apparently with every major journalist at ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN getting on planes, boats, hot air balloons, what-have-you, to try and follow His Grace on a trip overseas. I mean, how are they going to get any shots of adulation and worship from the Germans or French, when He is surrounded constantly by an adulating mass of journalists?
It strikes me as borderline offensive. No one cares when Bush, McCain, or even the heretofore unflappable Senator Clinton take trips to Iraq and Afghanistan. McCain went to Iraq eight times before now, I believe, and I'm unsure how many times he's been to Afghanistan.
But take a lawyer/alderman from Chicago, let Him serve for the grand sum of 143 days in the Senate, put Him on the ground for a few hours in Iraq or Afghanistan, and you will soon witness an adoring press corps fawning over His every suggestion, as the voice of Wisdom and Experience. Boggles the mind.
Limbaugh had a comical analogy for the behavior of the news networks; he called them helicopter parents, like Obama is their well beloved son going off to summer camp, with his doting, well-wishing parents hovering just behind, watching his every move and hoping he succeeds.