Talk about audacity! Taranto has it,
Of course, if Obama were to accuse McCain of picking his positions on national security based on politics or personal ambition, everyone would laugh, because it obviously is not true. By contrast, there is quite a bit of evidence that Obama has placed political expediency above national security (for an excellent example, see our item yesterday on his shifting explanations for his original opposition to the liberation of Iraq).
In politics one often hears the charge of hypocrisy: My opponent criticizes me for X, but he has done Y, which is just as bad or worse. Obama’s argument here, though, is roughly opposite in form. He concedes that McCain is above reproach on this particular subject and therefore demands that McCain treat him as if he were beyond reproach. Obama’s acknowledgment of a McCain virtue is well and good, but it does not mitigate or excuse his own shortcoming.
Also via Taranto, a contradiction in terms: Petite, leggy women with big busts are the most sexually attractive, study reveals. I’m not sure how one is leggy if one’s petite, but what about tall women with really long legs (34″ inseam)?
The Georgian ambassador spoke at the Heritage Foundation, and his country is “More dedicated than ever to being part of the free world”.
Speaking of Georgia, here’s some grand theft auto:
You gotta love the AP reporter saying “it raises serious questions as to whether Russia’s backing down”.
No on Joe (And Tom Ridge, Too)
Macker‘s got an open thread on VP picks for either party.
Hip Hop Republican makes the Washington Post
Obama’s Tax Plan Is Really a Welfare Plan
Ace wrote an excellent post that you should read: Tom Maguire Demolishes Andrew Sullivan’s “Sand-Crossing” of McCain