Every now and again, you come across an idea or expression on another blog (or web-site) so unbelievably brilliant you wish you had thunk it up yourself. Well, Glenn (Reynolds) came up with one the other day which would do much to rehabilitate the president’s “post-partisan” image, you know the one he had cooked up in his successful 2008 bid for the White House.
In reporting the other day that Rush Limbaugh was in the hospital with chest pains in Hawaii (where the prez is also vacationing), the blogger known as Instapundit opined, “If I were Obama’s press guy, I’d set up a hospital visit.”
Just think this for a minute. The liberal president goes to visit the conservative talk show host, one of his harshest critics, wishing him a speedy recovery so they can continue their spirited debate. Imagine how that would play across the country. It would show that Barack Obama is really making an effort to live up to his campaign rhetoric of transcending partisan differences.
Okay, how about inviting the talk show host for a game of golf, considering both men love the game?