Pat Oliphant for April 30, 2008
Man: Mr. Obama, we of the learned talking head class have decided you took far too long to respond to the attacks by Rev. Wright. Woman: Quite. Man: Quite. Woman: We consider your reply to be too little too late. We feel you should have lit into Wright immediately and really clobbered him. Man: Quite. Man: Quite. And, in view of this, we wonder if, perhaps, a person such as yourself has, shall we say, what it takes to take the reins, as it were, of this country in a leadership capacity, as you might say. Woman: Quite. Man: Quite. Obama: On the contrary, it seems to me that an unhurried, careful, measured, well-considered reply, properly phrased and delivered, is exactly what we need in a president! Punk: For a change.