I can’t believe people flipped out over this. Even PETA was chill and they get paid to go berserk. I don’t blame him for being pissed, either, about the underhanded edit of the clip that omitted the part where he said the frog was fake. That sort of video bowdlerization has been known to occur on lefty blogs from time to time.

As for his penchant for vivid visual metaphors, look: The guy’s a showman. Sometimes it weirds me out too, but goofiness in service to a political point is one thing and animal cruelty is another. If you’re going to have a meltdown, anti-Beckers, at least save it for something important.

Exit notation: I do not, in fact, blog from a basement. I blog from a small apartment, and shall continue to do so unless/until Google buys Hot Air. We’re not all homeowners, rich guy!

Tags: Barack Obama