Following on the heels of last week's probing editorial about whether the creators of "The Dark Knight" are closeted Bush fans hankering to spread their (W-shaped) bat wings in full daylight comes this latest round of barrel-scraping for political analysis by The Wall Street Journal -- this time daring to wonder whether Barack Obama shouldn't hit the McDonald's drive-through a bit harder if he really wants to win this thing.
Granted, Fox News' target demographic is probably not too terribly current when it comes to understanding contemporary pop cultural references and practices, but Fox she-anchor ED Hill went above and beyond the call of ridiculousness by calling Barack and Michelle Obama's fist pound a "terrorist fist jab" Really, E?.
Stephen Colbert began his interview with Michelle Obama by asking about her "silver spoon" upbringing on the South Side of Chicago. The pseudo pundit then segued into a brief and comical flirtation and even managed to get in a few digs against Hillary Clinton. "Why would you want to be first lady?" he asked. "You'd never get any sleep because I understand the phone keeps ringing at 3 a.m."
Before the media barracuda had time to really start swarming, Eliot Spitzer's successor, Gov. David Paterson, preempted scurrilous investigations into his skeleton closet by tossing a big one out for all to see. As Paterson told the New York Daily News on Monday, he had a long-standing affair years ago during a rocky period in his marriage.
The practice of posting the home address of someone targeted for supposed offenses (like being a member of the ACLU), until now practiced mainly by hate groups, has been embraced by "mainstream" pundits like Michelle Malkin and David Horowitz.