Via Marc Ambinder, this clip is to Fred-haters what the teacher’s voice was to the Peanuts gang in those old animated cartoons. As funny as it is unfair, I suspected a lefty or a Paulnut was behind it since they’re the only ones whose devotion to their cause would be sufficiently intense to keep them at the editing machine for hours on end, snipping out little er’s and ah’s from two hours of footage and then painstakingly stitching them together into a symphony of incoherence to make Fred sound, well, retarded.

I was wrong, though. It’s a righty who’s responsible. And his candidate of choice is as articulate as Fred is halting.