Obama Asked Not What His Country Can Do For Him — He Asked What He Can Do for His Country. Which is why Dana Milbank–yes, him again–hated the speech.
Yes, and we the people also accept that some high-profile, highly-paid, political pundits make careers out of confusing vapidity with statesmanship. And oratory with substance.
Ask not what your political pundit can do for your understanding of substantive policy issues and politics–ask what you can do for your political pundit’s logic compass. Which I think is to stop reading his column.