Hillary battles Barack:
VALPARAISO, Ind. - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton managed to co-opt Mr. Obama’s message of hope and optimism, beginning a speech in Valparaiso, Ind., by talking about how positive and “fundamentally optimistic” Americans are.
“We don’t get bogged down and looking back – we’re always looking forward,” she said, as heavy applause nearly drowned out her words. “Whatever obstacle we see, we get over it. Whatever challenge we have, we meet it. We’re the problem-solvers, we’re the innovators, we’re the people who make the better future.”
OMG, she forgot to add "except in Iraq". I look for her team to correct this oversight and remind her constituents of her commitment to defeat promptly.
In related events, I hesitate to characterize anything involving Hillarity as true or false, so let's file this under "Probably true by Tuesday".
And Don Surber was pithy in his defense of John McCain where I was just a rolling, raging river of snark and pasted material, belaboring the same point from many, many vantage points until my typing fingers and your reading eyes were callused but still I went on because there was a little bit more that really wanted (and needed!) emphasis, if emphasis is the right word for one idea thrust up on stage with five hundred others, hmm, do the Rockettes feel like their individual talent is emphasized at the big Christmas show or are there so many of them that they get lost up there, anyway, my post was a bit longer. Pith is good. Well, it can be good. There are times when shorter is sweeter, but other times... Oh. OK. Pith is good.