Yes. I do.
Yesterday, Mittens the Romneybot waded into the middle of the Chinese dissident situation while the ground was still moving beneath the feet of those involved and attacked the president, saying it was “a dark day for freedom and it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration.” This, while the drama was still unfolding.
A few hours later Bill Kristol, that most irritating of neocons, that most obsequious and annoying of little men, one who never ever imagined a mid-East war he couldn’t love, was on FOX News. And here’s what he said:
KRISTOL: I’m happy to be critical of the Obama administration as anyone is, but I think this is fast moving story. And if I were advising Governor Romney, I’d say you don’t need to get in the middle of this story . . .
There is no need to butt into a fast moving story when the secretary of state is in Beijing with delicate negotiations and say it’s a day of shame for the Obama administration. Hillary Clinton is waking up right now. Let’s see if she can pull this off in the next 12 hours or so.
She did. By this morning, the State Dept announced a deal with Beijing to allow Chen to study in the US. I’m sure China knows there’d be no upside for them were they to dig in on this one.