“But Obama presents himself as a paragon of high principle. So when he flops around on things like ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ or shrinks back from one of his deepest beliefs about the freedom of religion anywhere and everywhere in America, it’s not pretty. Even worse, this is the man who staked his historical reputation on a new and friendlier engagement with the Muslim world. The man who extended his hand to Tehran has withdrawn his hand from Park Place.” — Maureen Dowd making a decent point about the “Ground Zero mosque” in today’s Times, but only after ribbing Obama with a “Let me be perfectly clear, Mr. Perfectly Unclear President.”
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