Tuesday, October 04, 2016


This picture was on the cover of the dead tree edition of today's New York Times. Not too long ago, conservatives took the fact that President Obama used a teleprompter as evidence that he was both clueless and unfit for the presidency. For the last few months the Trump campaign has allowed its candidate to be photographed with a teleprompter to show that he can be a responsible person who is fit for the presidency.

Sure the Obama-teleprompter thing was always stupid. And it was just part of a larger effort to make stuff that all presidents routinely do look incompetent or evil when Obama does those same things. It is just remarkable to see the sudden U-turn on the teleprompter issue.