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Case in point regarding this: If one's political news had been supplied by online media, especially in the past couple of weeks, you'd think all the White House has been worrying about was Donald Trump (and/or the severity of his skewering of Trump at the Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday) . . . or, for that matter, worrying about the press's coverage of all this.
Approve of our president or not, I would hope that the one charge against him that we can finally put to rest is that the man is unserious. It's insulting at best to think that. Disagreement with him does not necessarily equal incompetence on his part, and certainly not his illegitimacy as the leader of this nation. And given that the operation against bin Laden was going on during that same correspondents' dinner, this passage from the President's speech has an especially potent kick to it:
[I]n an episode of Celebrity Apprentice -- (laughter) -- at the steakhouse, the men's cooking team cooking did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. And there was a lot of blame to go around. But you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn't blame Lil' Jon or Meatloaf. (Laughter.) You fired Gary Busey. (Laughter.) And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night.
Today is a good day, though, no matter one's politics. It was an extraordinary operation conducted with what appears to be the passive-aggressive assistance of the nation within whose boundaries it took place. A whole lot of folks, not all of them presently in office, deserve a whole lot of credit for persevering and pulling this off. Sorry, though, h8ters: Given our internet's dog-mapping ways, Obama's going to get, probably, more credit than he deserves . . . which in this instance, frankly, is about time.