Does Obama have a sense of humour? Some pundits with nothing better to do think this is important. Not really it seems, but this is pretty good.
Obama began by recalling a moment in Tuesday night's debate when he and his rivals were asked to name their biggest weakness. Obama answered first, saying he has a messy desk and needs help managing paperwork - something his opponents have since used to suggest he's not up to managing the country. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards said his biggest weakness is that he has a powerful response to seeing pain in others, and Clinton said she gets impatient to bring change to America.
"Because I'm an ordinary person, I thought that they meant, 'What's your biggest weakness?'" Obama said to laughter from a packed house at Rancho High School. "If I had gone last I would have known what the game was. And then I could have said, 'Well, ya know, I like to help old ladies across the street. Sometimes they don't want to be helped. It's terrible.'"
Good stuff. This reflects well on Obama, but I just can't get over how shocking the other responses were. They're really, truly appalling. Edwards is worst, and I never liked him, but surely this response from Clinton is enough to make her unsuitable for the presidency.
Or maybe the worst of it is that some people (pundits I mean) thought this reflected worst on Obama! Apparently even educated people want to be fed insulting, pathetic, laughable bullshit.
I've gotta say though, I do miss this kind of thing. Hilary was so wonderfully hateable. Things are so much duller now.
Added: Crikey! This is a terribly written post.