Some bad choices of words proliferate today’s edition:
“She should drop a few.” — Keith Ablow, a Fox News contributor, speaking of first lady Michelle Obama during a conversation about federal school lunch guidelines on the program “Outnumbered.”
Ablow compounded his lousy judgment a few moments later with this remark: “Well, no, let's be honest. I mean, there's no French fries ever? That's all kale and carrots? I don't buy it.”
“Now, what is the left’s worldview in general? What is it? If you had to attach not a philosophy but an attitude to a leftist worldview, it’s one of pessimism and darkness, sadness. They’re never happy, are they?” — radio commentator Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday in which he suggested that actor Robin Williams’ “leftist worldview” played a part in his apparent suicide.
Limbaugh’s remarks were quickly — and widely — condemned.
“Horsesh--” — President Barack Obama reportedly lashing out at lawmakers who opposed his Syrian policy in a meeting two weeks ago.
Two lawmakers were said to have criticized the president’s slow actions to arm Syrian rebels. Obama is reported to have said that the idea that arming the opposition sooner would have been better was, well, horse puckey.
“Like them and all of you I've done a lot of praying the last few days.” — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaking Tuesday night in north St. Louis County about the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Nixon, a Democrat, spoke at a community forum in his first remarks on the tragedy. He would have been better served by speaking out sooner.