September 12, 2012

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: The Day The Roof Fell In. “Sometimes trouble blows up out of a clear blue sky. That’s what happened to the White House yesterday.” Read the whole thing, and as you do, remember that Mead voted for Obama. And yeah, that’s two Mead posts in a row, but he’s on a roll.

UPDATE: Obama’s Going To Vegas! “On the day after the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi, the White House on Wednesday morning released a schedule showing that President Obama would continue with his planned campaign trip to Las Vegas.”

Related: Dueling pressers: Romney takes questions, Obama doesn’t on Egypt & Libya attacks. On Facebook, Jon Ham comments: “Want to see the Obama media in action? Just watch the video from Romney’s press conference this morning. As I often say, the media is the defense attorney for the left and the prosecutor for those on the right.”

And Ed Morrissey comments at the link: “Had Romney not taken questions, especially after his criticisms of last night, I think the media would have ripped him for not being forthcoming. But I think the better question is why the current President didn’t take at least a couple of questions. An active American ambassador was murdered, an act that hasn’t happened since 1979, and some questions at least could have been answered. Thanks to his unilateral action against Libya last year — when Obama never bothered to get Congressional approval for military action against Moammar Qaddafi’s regime — the outcome in that nation belongs entirely to Obama, for better and worse. I doubt the media would have forgiven George Bush for not taking questions had an American ambassador been killed in Baghdad or Kabul during his tenure, with or without the withering criticism Bush had already received for his management of both wars.”

Also: Dead Ambassador dragged through streets, MSM furious at Romney criticism of Obama. The media regards Obama with the devotion that Islamists grant to the Koran. Any criticism and they’re out for blood. . . .

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Robert Belle writes: “Vegas? It could be worse, he could be going to Disney World.”