April 07, 2009

'Sound and Good Judgment' Watch

In the recent presidential campaign, University of Oklahoma president David Boren endorsed Barack Obama for president, citing Obama's "sound and good judgment" (hey, it sounded plausible at the time). I've already mentioned Mr. Obama's ill-advised cracks about Nancy Reagan's "séances" and about the bowling prowess of Special Olympians. Now the atheist feminist Camille Paglia chimes in:
Obama's staffing problems are blatant -- from that bleating boy of a treasury secretary to what appears to be a total vacuum where a chief of protocol should be. There has been one needless gaffe after another -- from the president's tacky appearance on a late-night comedy show to the kitsch gifts given to the British prime minister, followed by the sweater-clad first lady's over-familiarity with the queen and culminating in the jaw-dropping spectacle of a president of the United States bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia. Why was protest about the latter indignity confined to conservatives? The silence of the major media was a disgrace.