So, Maureen: if Obama is like Bush, and Obama is like Spock...

…does that mean that Bush was like Spock*?

Before he left for vacation, Obama tried to shed his Spock mien and juice up the empathy quotient on jobs. But in his usual inspiring/listless cycle, he once more appeared chilly in his response to the chilling episode on Flight 253, issuing bulletins through his press secretary and hitting the links. At least you have to seem concerned.


In his detached way, Spock was letting us know that our besieged starship was not speeding into a safer new future, and that we still have to be scared.

Heck of a job, Barry.

I’d like to note for the record that Maureen Dowd could have cut the rest of her article and just published that.  Then again, she’d have missed out on all the reflexive Bush-bashing, convenient overlooking of the fact that the GOP is the minority party these days, and general complaining. Of course, if Dowd did she might have to face the fact that her basic message now about the God Who Failed is the same one that the Right was making last year

Moe Lane

PS: That being said: that implied crack about the President’s ears is a little mean-spirited, Maureen.  Yes, yes, of course you weren’t talking about that.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

*I’m aware that just because A is like B and A is like C, it does not follow that B is like C.  But the question would make Maureen Dowd splutter for a moment, which is really the goal of the exercise.

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