IS THERE AN ECHO IN HERE?
Can't right-wing pundits and bloggers at least pretend that they're not following marching orders (probably Blackberried over from firstname.lastname@example.org) to hammer away at certain phrases? Especially when the phrases have, outside of Wingnuttia, exactly zero resonance?
Here's a clue for you all, especially Malkin and Fund: People paid attention to Dan Quayle's many, many gaffes (not just "potatoe") because Quayle seemed lazy, incurious, and stupid. Barack Obama, by contrast, is obviously not a glazed-eyed legacy demanding a gentleman's C for next to no work. We can see he's sharp-witted. So his slips of the tongue have less impact -- and what are called errors traceable to inexperience are generally statements Obama is quite willing to defend, thoughtfully and intelligently.
Oh, what the hell -- keep trying to score points with this line. Why should I try to prevent you from wasting your time?
(Sources: WSJ; Malkin; Standard; Limbaugh; TigerHawk.)