The administration's actions seem to me to have been those of amateurs, not machiavellians, and the disaster & aftermath were the result of muddle, not malice. The hearings are an attempt to ding up Hillary's electability for '16, and maybe also payback for the 9/11 Commission Hearings.
He fell for what must have seemed a prize witticism, before the rest of his brain engaged.
I'd love to one day observe an academic conference, where they all declare that reality is a social construct and meaning is an illusion, and then watch them bicker over the bill in a restaurant afterwards.
How's that cultural cringe towards Islam working out for you, Danes?
I think the hardest thing for me about speaking Chinese would be getting the intonations right (for Cantonese, at least). I've never seriously tried, but I always suspect that if I did it would make my sinuses ache.
How worried are the Europeans about an Iranian nuke? I remember Jacques Chirac making a tough-talk speech aimed at the mullahs several years ago. But what are they saying/doing now, since they are the ones that would be next in line downrange, after Israel and Saudi Arabia?
Good grief, a 4% per annum raise in a recession isn't good enough for them? If they keep shafting their tax base like that, they can just kiss more businesses and residents good-bye, and I'll keep welcoming them South.
Had the bit been scripted rather than extemporaneous, it might have been more effective. As it was, he came off as if he were doing a Jimmy Stewart impression, not altogether on purpose. Even Glenn Beck this morning was gibing about "that part where he actually formed words".
One does not have to buy into the "criminals are really revolutionaries" nonsense, to demand humane conditions in America's prison.