We've embarked on a national attempt to find something redeeming in the Gates-Crowley affair -- to find the "teachable moment." Obama's gracious and politically astute offer to bring the two men together is an example of what Obama does best -- creating an uplifting moment of reconciliation, a feel-good moment in which each party can have their say in front of the cameras . . .Sentimental treacle, oblivious to the reality: Obama shot himself in the foot by offering an opinion where he didn't know the facts.
Yet the idiotic Robin Wells is certainly correct that this episode "is an example of what Obama does best" -- posture heroically to invite adulation from simple-minded liberals.