Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Guess No One's Immune...

To the temptation of pandering:

"WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, who labeled discussion of whether he wears a flag pin in his lapel a false issue in a debate with Hillary Clinton, was wearing one Monday as he campaigned in West Virginia ahead of Tuesday's primary vote there.

Obama made no reference to the pin, which could be clearly seen in television images and through telephoto lenses as he spoke in Charleston, W. Va., about veterans issue. There was no public comment from his campaign."

Sanchez has this bit of snark for those who think the world of the pin:

"The group that’s supposed to be offended here are those so dull-witted that they (1) get bent out of shape over a lapel pin, and (2) couldn’t wrap their brains around Obama’s explanation for foregoing the pin. Which is to say… simpletons. The overlap between that group and those “clever enough” to regard the pin’s appearance as cynical pandering is probably pretty thin."

Oh damn he called people who are pin obsessed "simpletons" damn elitists! Well at least they won't know he's pandering to them. This leads us to an interesting question: if Obama panders in a forest and no one is there to hear him--is it a pander? Discuss.

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