Video: Obama salutes … Dan Rather

posted at 3:40 pm on March 31, 2008 by Allahpundit

Now it’s personal.

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Who is this man Dan Rather he speaks of?

right2bright on March 31, 2008 at 3:43 PM

It’s on.

Niko on March 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM

anyone ever catch rather on his HDNET show he has now? he’s still going at it and after repubs.

jp on March 31, 2008 at 3:44 PM

I remember some guy on the news named Dan Rather. Last I heard, he left his job after he lied on national TV about a story, even after it had been proven wrong, and was most recently suing the person who fed him the story that he defended as being true even after he knew it was wrong.

Huh.

MadisonConservative on March 31, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Ah, but it all fits..Obama is a liar as well so he’s in good company.

j0 on March 31, 2008 at 3:48 PM

Fake but accurate to now be an Obama slogan ?

William Amos on March 31, 2008 at 3:50 PM

I hope Obama hires Dan to be his full-time spokesperson.

drunyan8315 on March 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Courage.

Akzed on March 31, 2008 at 3:53 PM

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

irishspy on March 31, 2008 at 3:55 PM

Didn’t Obama’s wife say it was dangerous for him to go to a gas station?!

Brat on March 31, 2008 at 3:55 PM

Indeed, Rather may be the only person left at the end of this whole thing with less credibility than the Barack.

ThackerAgency on March 31, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Shouldn’t Obama have been doing this speech from a Kinko’s in Abilene?

jon1979 on March 31, 2008 at 3:59 PM

“Give Dan Rather a big round of applause Pthththth.”

Speakup on March 31, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Typical tone deaf person.

Dusty on March 31, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Gas (as in BO) with gasoline.

Good. Priceless.

HotAirJosef on March 31, 2008 at 4:02 PM

I’d Rather lie than tell the truth! All hail….whatever.

dmann on March 31, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Didn’t Obama’s wife say it was dangerous for him to go to a gas station?!

Brat on March 31, 2008 at 3:55 PM

Snort, now THAT’S funny stuff.

omnipotent on March 31, 2008 at 4:03 PM

I have to admit, though, he’s probably picked up the Dan Rather acolyte vote with this. All five of them.

Dusty on March 31, 2008 at 4:03 PM

Video: Obama salutes … Dan Rather

That’s comedy Gold. . . . Next he’ll salute
Jayson Blair.

Texyank on March 31, 2008 at 4:03 PM

Now it’s personal.

Will you share your story someday?

RushBaby on March 31, 2008 at 4:06 PM

You’d think that someone who just went through hell because of voluntary associations with an unsavory personage would hesitate before grasping at another.

But then you might think a lot of things. Sad.

Merovign on March 31, 2008 at 4:09 PM

Dan Rather is the epitome of distorted, yellow journalism and a perfect addition to the Obama camp.

rplat on March 31, 2008 at 4:17 PM

Will you share your story someday?

RushBaby on March 31, 2008 at 4:06 PM

Start here.

billy on March 31, 2008 at 4:18 PM

Isn’t Dan working for a company owned by the loser basketball owner who finances vile anti-American films? And doesn’t he now have the number of viewers of…oh… a high school play? Yeah, thought so.

Sugar Land on March 31, 2008 at 4:33 PM

And doesn’t he now have the number of viewers of…oh… a high school play?

Let’s hope it’s not Six Degrees of Separation; for Obama, that’s too close to home.

mymanpotsandpans on March 31, 2008 at 5:05 PM

So… is ol’ Danny boy pretending he’s still a reporter?

leepro on March 31, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Mr. Obama,

In your judgment as a potential leader, what would be the appropriate size force required to protect our “diplomatic forces” in Iraq. In the interest of keeping things in context for you, I’ll look to 2005 troop levels for easier reference points. You mentioned France. We have 58 Marines there protecting our diplomatic corps from the cheese eating surrender monkeys. Is this perhaps the size force you think we should have in Iraq? You pointed to England. We have about 10,000 in uniform there, ready to defend our diplomats there from our greatest ally and plum pudding. Is this closer to the mark for the size force you think we should have there? You spoke of South Korea. We have just under 30,000 troops in S. Korea ready to take additional “police actions” against any North Korean aggression. Does that number work shape up for ya? Our vanquished enemies turned Western allies, Germany and Japan, play host to approximately 35,000 and 65,000 US troops, respectively. Nice round numbers, eh? Our other “hot” war has about 20,000 troops. Should we safe guard in Iraq like we do in Afghanistan? That pesky other notable Baathist dictatorship, Syria: They’ve got less than 20 Marines holding their own in enemy territory. This bite size force fit your gob? We could even look to the “lost” cause of Vietnam. We’ve got 15 or so hanging out in Hanoi right now just waiting to do their duty in case anyone of our old enemy suddenly gets it in their head to thrust a bayonet through the man package of a fallen ambassador. Are these enough anchor points to choose from? If so, then I ask again: what is your judgment on appropriate Iraqi troop levels, sir? Heck, I’d take a guess-timation. It took me five minutes to write and research this. So, please, when you answer, take time to put your answers in context using whatever numbers you like.

Thank you for taking my question. (Written in haste so please excuse any typos, lack of brevity, or bad formatting .)

A.J.

yojimbo30 on March 31, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Obamawan Kenobi: “Dan Rather…there’s a name I haven’t heard since…”

Captain Scarlet on March 31, 2008 at 6:12 PM

He could have made some points with some if he had said “Dan Rather!” – reached into his jacket – and said “I’ve got some documents for you…”

eeyore on March 31, 2008 at 6:29 PM

The only thing I watch HDnet for is Enterprise and when they live broadcast the shuttle night launch. I tried watching Rather one time, just for isht and giggles. Made it ten minutes and had to turn it off.

bikermailman on March 31, 2008 at 6:45 PM

wow that’s funny, I don’t live too far from where this took place. the local news station was showing how the media that travels with Obama get’s off the bus before he does, and i saw this old guy, and i said “hey! that old guy looks like Dan Rather!” lol…now i see that old dude was him….sad….he really does look older since the last time i saw him on tv.

albuddy on March 31, 2008 at 9:58 PM