Commander in Chief Clouseau

After the White House‘s non-stop, goat rodeo of incompetence following the bin Laden hit, the mind wanders back to this 2008 Daniel Craig interview in Parade magazine. In it, the latest 007 was asked who would make the better Bond, then presidential candidate Obama or McCain?

“Obama would be the better Bond because—if he’s true to his word—he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe-to-toe with them. McCain, because of his long service and experience, would probably be a better M,” he adds, mentioning Bond’s boss, played by Dame Judi Dench. “There is, come to think of it, a kind of Judi Dench quality to McCain.”

After I stopped laughing, I grimly realized Craig was onto something. If Obama’s real enemies are Republicans, people who cling to God and guns, and tax paying Americans who want secure borders and a solvent nation, then Craig was absolutely right about the toe-to-toe thing.

But what I really love is the fantasy world that liberals inhabit. The guy with no military experience, who rides a girls bike, and would like to be left alone to eat his waffle, this is the secret agent? Meanwhile the man who flew ground attack jets into enemy territory, endured capture and torture, refusing special treatment from his captors because his father and grandfather were admirals, is …. Judi Dench.

As his track record for incompetence grows, the one movie character that Obama is like, is the great Peter Sellers character, Inspector Clouseau. In this classic scene from “The Return of the Pink Panther,” we see our hero in action, solving all the wrong problems and oblivious to the reality around him. The blind man’s brilliant and hilarious defense of the free market would be just as perplexing to Obama as it is to Clouseau.

The major difference between Clouseau and Obama, of course, is that we laugh at Sellers’ imitation of a bumbling detective, but not at Obama’s imitation of a president.

Can anyone lend us 12 trillion dollars?

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