Via TPM, this gem:
Karl Rove exchanged e-mails about Pat Tillman with Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier, under the subject line “H-E-R-O.” In response to Mr. Fournier’s e-mail, Mr. Rove asked, “How does our country continue to produce men and women like this,” to which Mr. Fournier replied, “The Lord creates men and women like this all over the world. But only the great and free countries allow them to flourish. Keep up the fight.”
Ron Fournier is the new head of the AP’s Washington Bureau.
Meanwhile, TNR takes on Rick Klein and Mark Halperin, both of whom are continuing national embarrassments:
So Obama will listen to his generals and consider the facts on the ground before fully withdrawing from Iraq. OMG! WTF? Rick Klein of ABC News exclaimed, “There’s been lots of speculation this week about whether Barack Obama has an Iraq problem. He does now.” Time’s Mark Halperin told Anderson Cooper, “This is one of the biggest things that’s happened so far in the general election.”
Yes, it’s stop-the-presses enormous: Barack Obama has affirmed a position that he has held for months.
At this point, the way the election coverage is going so far, I may have to get rid of the “Assholes” category and just append it to every post. Mark Halperin is so worthless reading him almost pains me physically.
*** Update ***
To hell with it.