Via Instapundit linking a post at The New Editor. Tom Elia noticed the most laughable statement attributed to Obama I have heard in some time. That's really saying something. Naturally New York Times columnist Matt Bai reports it without a note of irony:
"The body of Mr. Obama’s writing and experiences before he became a presidential candidate would suggest that he is instinctively pragmatic, typical of an emerging generation that sees all political dogma — be it ’60s liberalism or ’80s conservatism — as anachronistic. Privately, Mr. Obama has described himself, at times, as essentially a Blue Dog Democrat, referring to the shrinking caucus of fiscally conservative members of the party."
Wow, what is he smoking these days? Fiscal conservative? Why yes, it's practically the first thing I think of when I hear the name Barack Obama. Or not. Let's hope Mr. Obama has his Blue Dog hat handed to him like the rest of the Blue Dog Caucus.
UPDATE: Anne Leary links with Charles Barkley's take - what a hoot.