I don’t know how important the death of Osama bin Laden is, politically or strategically. But I do know that I will enjoy the gnashing of wingerati teeth. The Commander Guy reads them so we don’t have to.
Cliff May, formerly of the liberal New York Times (now at NRO):
I was, I confess, a little stunned by the first part of the President’s speech. It was, as Mr Hunter says, overwritten. It managed to be both overwrought and generic – all that telepromptered overload about cloudless Tuesday mornings was not only tackily over-prettified but came over as unfelt and hand-me-down, like a course exercise in some third-rate creative-writing school’s Soaring Oratory class.
The first part of the announcement, evoking 9/11, was vulgarly overwritten as per Obama’s view of himself as some kind of gifted orator. The adjective bloated compote was unworthy of the subject, banal and self-indulgent.
Then there were his tasteless claims of personal leadership, his over-emphasis on “I” and “at my direction.”
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