Well deserved, too, as it’s an archetypal example of the Democrats’ fondness for “kiddie human shields” that the boss has been writing about for years. Even my lefty pal Michael Roston can’t help wincing, although I’m not sure why he seems surprised. Remember who was tasked with making the pitch for O-Care at Ted Kennedy’s funeral?

Yes, I know, conservatives play this dirty little game too. (Roston has an example.) But if we’re going to guilt-trip each other with victim one-upsmanship, why confine it to domestic-policy disputes? I’ll bet Liz Cheney’s new group could cook up a sweet ad featuring Afghan women talking about the various political pleasantries they’ll have to look forward to if The One decides to “go small” in Afghanistan.