Senior moments

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on May 10, 2008

A couple of months back Sen. John McCain was touring the Middle East. At an impromptu press briefing, McCain misspoke and mixed up Sunni and Shia. The media talking heads on the various cable talk shows leapt on the mistake and the media template of "John McCain is old and senile" took air.

Don't expect similar discussion on this Barack Obama goof.

Obama no doubt knows how many states there are. He is not having a senior moment. He may be tired. He simply misspoke.

But the media will cut him some slack here -- something they wouldn't do for McCain.

The mainstream media is worth at least 5 points for the Dems in the general election for the combined weight of editorial decisions just like this.


To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes.

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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