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Massachusetts Liberal

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

And your little dog too...

What's next Michelle Malkin -- kicking puppies?

The Queen of Right Wing Mean apparently has been out a bit to long in the August heat (hey, it must be hot somewhere!), accusing the Obama advance people of planting a question at the presidential health care town hall in Portsmouth, NH the other day.

Like the astroturf scream fests are spontaneous?

I seem to recall an unwritten rule in the presidential advance manual that says "little girls, especially those with signs of the times, make great visuals." Richard Nixon used a "Bring Us Together" sign quite effectively before he drove us apart.

But leaving aside the question of premeditation -- what exactly is wrong with an 11-year-old interested enough in politics asking a question of the President of the United States?

And, for the sake of argument, so what if it was a softball? I didn't see a lot of tough questions posed to George Bush at his town hall forums. And I've also seen a lot of over-the-plate jobs from the White House press corps. Those are the ones that are fair game for critics.

Hey Michelle. Pick on someone your own size and age. And make sure your side hasn't done the same thing before you go off half-baked.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Chris Rich said...

Right wingnuttia thinks it smells blood in the water so it is going all out with hysteria blasts from, "the little girl was coached" to "they'll euthanize grandma"

We even have likely to be prosecuted Rove holding forth on permanent campaigns in today's wall street pig pile..umm journal.

I get the sense their timing is off as usual and in their mindless frenzy they've given away their play book and made themselves look like nutcases again.

August 13, 2009 7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spare us the sanctimony. Kathleen Manning Hall was an organizer for Obama's campaign and donated over $1,000 to his campaign.

I am a Republican/Libertarian and enjoy reading your blog. Believe it or not, I often agree with you. On this one, I don't agree.

If Michelle Malkin is the right wing queen of mean, what does that make Ann Coulter?

August 13, 2009 8:05 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Anon, thanks. I do appreciate that you like stopping by.

But to continue the analogy -- Republicans (and Democrats) haven't rewarded supporters? What's new here? But picking on children? Please.

You do have a point about Coulter. I'd say she is beneath contempt.

August 14, 2009 5:14 AM  

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