THE PRESIDENT DID GOOD?
Give the President some credit. He gave a good speech last night in Tucson. I won’t go as far as Tom Brokaw and bring it up in the context of Reagan’s Challenger speech or –god help us—Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It wasn’t in that league at all, but it was a good Presidential speech for a memorial service in a national tragedy. President’s have to do those things well, it’s part of the job. And Obama did fine.
For me, the three word rebuke of the Left was the high point, but maybe that’s just me. The President asked, rhetorically, if the lack of civility in our national debate caused the killer to kill. He answered himself, “it did not,” and I must say he deserves credit for recognizing the truth and speaking it outloud, even if it was only three words.
Of course, these three little words didn’t stop the left. The president wasn’t even back in his limo before the lefties of the airwaves were charging ahead to blame Sarah Palin, again, for the shootings.