A time-limited, vermouth-limited overserved kinetic martini-action cocktail operation.
4:14PM Reporters reportedly chuckled when they were told that the White House wouldn’t make war decisions based on “consistency or precedent.”
Me, I started drinking.
Actually, that’s not true — I waited nearly minutes after taking of Number One Son’s carpool.
4:18PM Shep Smith on Fox just finished savaging the Administration. That’s like having your Border Collie turn on you. This isn’t going to be pretty.
4:21PM “I’m not afraid of planes!” Gaddafi is shouting from the rooftops. Good thing, too — since he’ll probably need to board one for Monaco if he wants to live.
4:24PM Still on Fox. Reagan — what a cowboy. Talking to Congress before launching a war against a tiny country where we have no vital interests. Such nerve.
4:25PM Just switched to CNN. John King is a welcome relief from all that bombast on Fox. And also from charisma.
4:29PM David Gergen is telling us we’re going to be involved for a long time no matter what happens.
Thanks goodness we’re having this debate now, more than a week after initiating hostilities.
4:32PM I’m confused, and it isn’t just the very large vodka-rocks I’m enjoying seconds of.
It’s a major address, but it’s not in prime-time for most of the nation. It’s a war, but the President isn’t addressing Congress. It looks like a press conference, where Obama might announce a worthwhile American initiative. What’s the context here?