i am still a bit mystified by kathleen parker's persona, and even by her politics. but that's maybe a good thing. anyway that's the best treatment on the op-ed pages of the stewart-obama interview. so, larry summers did a "heckuva job." nabbed by stewart with incomparable swiftness, he said "pun intended." first that is in nowise a pun. and second, if it was intentional, it was a vicious slam of summers. but parker has the right take: instead of bristling with defensiveness, especially because he was in the uncomfortable (and unusual) situation of not being the swiftest person at the desk, he could easily have defanged the thing with a second of self-deprecation instead of doubling his misery. or maybe he really does think, as he appeared to assert, that larry summers is to the american economy what brownie is to disaster recovery. larry summers tends to piss people off, i note.
i do love "yes we can, but..." too bad the actual world doesn't bend to our will like a key twisting by the sheer force of uri geller's personality. (by the way, if obama wants to bend keys, he should talk to jay sankey.)