I heard about this earlier and dismissed it. But now that I’ve watched and seen the hurt in his eyes when he says “idiotic cerebral meritocracy,” I fear something’s died here that can never be rekindled. We’ve been tracking this romance practically since day one of Hot Air: The early flirtations in 2007 after The One declared his candidacy; the leg palpitations in 2008 when the campaign kicked into gear and love bloomed; the joyful consummation when he took office and began to govern; and now, as it must to all relationships, comes the disillusion. Or maybe the romantic analogy is inapt. Maybe … this would be better.

I’m comforted, at least, to know that he’s backed off his suggestion that Obama nationalize the oil industry. The new suggestion? Strong-arming America’s oil companies into sending their supertankers into the gulf to vacuum up the crude. Is that feasible, though? Hmmmmm.

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