Friday, September 05, 2008
Obama on O'Reilly
Some folks have commented that O'Reilly didn't treat Obama with respect when he had him on last night, and although they're right, this misses the bigger picture. He was O'Reilly being O'Reilly--a horse's ass--and Obama was graceful, unrattled, and persistent. For O'Reilly, it was a risk to have Obama on there. Now he can't call him scared or say he bullied him. They met, Obama disagreed, and he's off to become the President. Meanwhile, O'Reilly's piece of that was limited to an unmemorable 7 minutes of tape. Obama proved for the nth time that he's capable of handling heat with grace and elegance. It's a winner for him.