Wonkette has a post on Rush Limbaugh’s latest offense against the concept of humor, a (poorly) photoshopped image of “Obama” tagged onto Mount Rushmore, and the Wonkette commentariat did their best to respond appropriately. Many of the suggested metaphors are witty, but my personal favorite comes from Gratuitous World:
Finally the people of South Dakota will see the visage of a black man. We’ve come a long way.
But Tim Heffernan at Esquire has the best line of the day, as he fisks Eliot Spitzer’s silly Slate scare-piece on “America Undone”:
… [I]f the relative decline of America’s sole-superpower status is news to Eliot Spitzer, it becomes easier to understand why CNN gave him a show. The first rule of cable punditry is that America is Number One, always, forever, no questions asked. It’s this assumption that allows any failure of any president to get absolutely everything he wants in foreign negotiations to be presented as some sort of shameful personal abasement. (Except when Israel rebuffs a given president, in which case it’s a victory for hard-nosed realism and democracy in the Middle East. But I digress.)…
… The president went to Asia with a bunch of things on his agenda. Some, like bolstering India as a counterbalance to China in the UN, he succeeded at. Some, like a trade agreement with Korea, he didn’t get. And let’s relax over that one: this is how international relations go, all the more so now that… now that? Sorry, I meant to say for the two decades since the alternative for small democracies to accepting our terms was accepting the Soviet Union’s. Again, if Spitzer thinks this trip is the one that made America’s decline apparent, he’s got no business — though probably plenty of money to make — commenting on foreign affairs. (Spitzer Palin. Two half-term governors and their views of scary elsewheres.)