President Bush gives victory salute after a tailhook landing aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln May 1, 2003*
Brit Hume introduced a segment of his "Special Report" on FOXNews tonight with words that betrayed a reflexive pack-journalistic mentality worthy of his liberal counterparts on the networks and other cable news stations:
Some surprises in numbers on the President's electability today. Significantly more Americans say they trust Bush more than Kerry to handle the situation in Iraq.
Surprises? Perhaps to out-of-touch elites who have fallen for their own rhetoric. Travis Kavulla of Harvard Republican Blog put his finger on the phenomenon with relation to his alma mater the other day, noting "a rather pernicious problem: the disconnect in political discourse between Harvard and the rest of America, whether conservative or liberal." As we said yesterday in response to a headline saying "Bush support holds despite Iraq, 9/11 hearings":
We disagree with the premise of the headline. DESPITE Iraq and the 9/11 hearings? How about BECAUSE of Iraq and the 9/11 hearings?
We loved reader Pam of pamibe's comment: "Because of, not in spite of! Sounds like a new war cry. ;)"
*A better picture than the one posted here earlier . . . We found it on pamibe, natch.