the other day, I couldn’t throw stones in that glass house. I’m no one to fault a stammerer.
But at least I don’t have media lackeys hanging around explaining that my stutter-stepping is some sort of…virtue:
From the 2011 L.A. Times (h/t Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com)
“It’s not that Obama can’t speak clearly. It’s that he employs the intellectual stammer. Not to be confused with a stutter, which the president decidedly does not have, the intellectual stammer signals a brain that is moving so fast that the mouth can’t keep up. The stammer is commonly found among university professors, characters in Woody Allen movies and public thinkers of the sort that might appear on C-SPAN but not CNN. If you’re a member or a fan of that subset, chances are the president’s stammer doesn’t bother you; in fact, you might even love him for it (he sounds just like your grad school roommate, especially when he drank too much Scotch and attempted to expound on the Hegelian dialectic!).”
It didn’t sound brilliant. Sorry not sorry. Brain moving faster than mouth? I’m thinking more like teleprompter moving slower than mouth.
And, as the sagacious Mr. Morrissey notes, having to help carry Hillary Clinton’s inert candidacy across the finish line would be a strain on anybody.