The "Pragmatism" Narrative Rolls Out....
Some staggeringly insightful "analysis" from the newspaper of record, via David Sagner, today:
Obama Tilts to Center, Inviting a Clash of Ideas
WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination with the enthusiastic support of the left wing of his party, fueled by his vehement opposition to the decision to invade Iraq and by one of the most liberal voting records in the Senate.
Now, his reported selections for two of the major positions in his cabinet — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state and Timothy F. Geithner as secretary of the Treasury — suggest that Mr. Obama is planning to govern from the center-right of his party, surrounding himself with pragmatists rather than ideologues.
Hello! Was Obama ever NOT center-right?! Are they just getting around to figuring this out? Or is this just about getting the Obamabots on the left used to the shift in the narrative. Now that Obama's won there's no longer any need to prop up the myth that he's left-progressive.
Aha! But there's more:
Of all the choices Mr. Obama has made so far, it is the selection of Mrs. Clinton that appears the biggest gamble, in part because she has never had to engage in the give-and-take of high-stakes diplomacy...
You see, Hillary's not only threatening to contaminate the Obama administration with her center-rightist tendencies, she doesn't have what it takes to play the big boyz, high-stakes game. She's not QUALIFIED!
Oh dear, oh dear. What to do about this damn problem woman.