Now for the Slaughter
On the road to Demon Pass, our leader encounters a Baier.
By PEGGY NOONAN
* 18 hours ago
* David Pearlman replied:
Last night, when I turned on the TV and found Bret Baier announcing an interview with Obama was coming up, I almost turned off the TV. The last thing I needed was to see another puffball interview with Obama where slow lob questions provoked well-rehearsed lengthy talking point pontification. Baier seemed a safe "conservative" choice for Obama--conservative, but not edgy or disrespectful--the kind of guy whose questions could easily be used as stepping off points for unbridled party blather.
Boy, was I surprised. Baier was as close to an attack dog as one can be while still remaining respectful of the Office, and Obama came across just pitiful. Baier got specific and Obama tried to reply in talking point generalities, but Baier wouldn't let him. Obama got testy, complaining that Baier was interrupting him. But the truth was, he was simply trying to get Obama to answer specific questions. Obama mostly refused to do so in the end--he is nothing if not capable of keeping on point--but not without looking totally evasive and/or uninformed.
Kudos to Baier!