The New York Times is not longer even fit for puppy potty training.
This is truly the saddest opinion piece ever. There are high school girls' text messages that are more politically thoughtful.
To detail all the outright lies, erroneous assumptions, and illogic is simply too daunting. But I'll give it a short try.
Gail Collins (the "writer") starts by suggesting we set a new precedent by having the President and Vice President resign early so that Obama can start right away. A lame idea that made the rounds during the election. So what happens in 2012 when Obama loses, does he have to resign early so President Palin can take over the day after the election?
Of course not. The rest of Collins piece meanders - referencing Lincoln to blaming President Bush for everything. Then she undermines her starting point by saying Obama wouldn't want to do this because there are all these problems with the country.
Which apparently will go away the second Obama slaps his hand on the Bible on Inaugeration Day. Then she ends with "Time for a change." Isn't that what is happening anyways?
The self-congratulatory tone, the look-I-can-use-google factoids, and a whiff of irrationality combine and swirl into a really toxic gasbag of an opinion. The whole column has this pre-election feel like she wrote it a month or two ago and saved it so she had something prewritten to turn into her bosses while she took a Thanksgiving break early.
Shame on the New York Times for publishing this trash. Junk Bond Status. Junk Writing.
But don't take my word for it, read for yourself.
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