Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I think I understand what Obama was doing.

Obama has come under fire by opponents after he told an audience in San Francisco last week that economic problems led voters in some small towns to become "bitter" and "cling to guns or religion" as an outlet for their frustrations.

He wasn't telling things as he sees them. He was trying to explain central Pennsylvania to San Francisco. To do that, he had to put it in language they understand, and leave out anything that is not allowed by their worldview.

Which is most of the things that are regarded as virtues or truths in Pennsyltucky.

It was a noble attempt at building national unity and transcending our differences by making the cast of "The Deer Hunter" comprehensible to the moonbats of Haight-Ashbury.

It wasn't Lincolnian, however. It was all very ... dare I say it ... Clintonian. In the Bill Clinton sense. Obama in '08 actually reminds me a lot of Bill Clinton in 1992.

Now what I'd like to see Obama do is sit down in some roadhouse in Perry County, order a Yuengling (all you do is say "lager," and they pour you one), and explain San Franciscans in the terms the locals can understand.

That would be a marvel.

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