This is a perfect representation of the campaign: an old white man arguing with an imaginary Barack Obama.— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) August 31, 2012
And then the tweets that I saw while tracking it down that fall into the 'while I'm at it...' category:
Other depressing part about the GOP's "Obama hasn't killed enuf people" critique will come next week when the Dems brag about his body count— AdamSerwer (@AdamSerwer) August 31, 2012
Kind of tired of everyone writing slaves out of the list of people who "built" America. nytimes.com/2012/08/31/opi…— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) August 31, 2012
...and that's all for tonight.
(Why don't I tweet? I hear you cry. Two reasons, at least, each sufficient even in the absence of the other: first, a prolix fellow like myself can't hardly express himself in 140 words let alone 140 characters* -- witness this post -- and second, it'd just be another time-suck I can ill afford.)
* The Chinese have it easier. Chinese is not a primarily monosyllabic language -- each syllable is not a word (Classical Chinese was, I believe, but present-day Mandarin is not) -- but their words tend to be made up of two characters (sometimes three, sometimes one). As opposed to English. So they can say a lot more in 140 characters than we can. Maybe if I ever actually, y'know, learn Chinese I'll tweet.