Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I could care less that the President played golf in the aftermath of the attempted airplane atrocity. I might feel differently if there was anything that he could have usefully done – or, for that matter, if there was anything useful that I could rely on him doing – but there wasn’t, and I can’t, so the POTUS can go ahead and tee up. Less harm done, all around.
That being said, watching Marc Ambinder try to tap-dance around the President’s failure to immediately engage the situation – without Ambinder once referring to ‘My Pet Goat*’ – by declaring it to be part of a deep strategy is almost as much fun as watching his own comments section betray him by quoting Jim Geraghty in response. I swear, it’s like the Left doesn’t take into account modern information storage technology when they write their columns.
*Hey, just because I don’t use that title as part of a rather sad fetish scenario doesn’t mean that I don’t recognize that said scenario is a cherished part of many antiwar types’ Special Time. Or that I don’t recognize that they now have to start thinking fast if they want to keep using it.
Crossposted to RedState.