This is deeply troubling, Mr. K, because you have been the go-to columnist for me when I want an accurate take on a particular issue.
Your credibility with me was first shaken a mere few months ago when you first argued on Special Report that Bush should use the Petroleum Reserve to bring down prices and then replenish it at the lower rate when prices drop. Your argument made good sense.
Except that when Obama suggested using the Reserve a week or two later, you vehemently stated what a crazy Idea it was.
And now this.
Anyone can see that the choice of Palin not only does not remove the experience criticism against Obama, it magnifies it. Here's a woman with more and better experience than the guy at the top of the other ticket, a woman who speaks better, who makes more sense, and who displays actual brilliance as opposed to the claim of brilliance that''s been heaped on Obama
You need no greater proof than the fact that Obama himself is now comparing his experience to Palin's in the most preposterous manner possible – by insisting that his campaign experience counts against her mayoral experience.
And your claim that McCain picked Palin as a "game-changer?" As if that was some move made in desperation? As if Obama didn't pick Biden, however misguidedly, as a game-changer? In fact, as you correctly noted, McCain had already nullified Obama's themes and momentum. The choice of Palin could actually be termed "piling-on."
I don't know what's going on, but you've now forced me to look at your writing and commentary more critically. I just hope I don't have to look for a new definitive voice. Those are hard to come by, so please regroup – vite!