Man, my inbox is filling up with e-mails from haters worried that the killing of Osama Bin Laden might be understood as Barack Obama's achievement. Imagine that: Crediting Barack Obama for ordering this operation, when it obviously should be credited to President Martin Van Buren. Here's one such letter:
"Goldberg, do you seriously believe that Obama had anything to do with this? The groundwork was all laid by the Bush Administration. The whole thing was put into motion years ago. Obama just had to sit there and let the military do the work."
To which I suggest the following slogan to the Obama campaign: "Barack Obama: He Rescued General Motors and Killed Osama Bin Laden. How About You?"
I apologize for this burst of splenetic partisanship, but really: How ridiculous can people be? There are some people out there who, if Barack Obama cured cancer, would blame him for neglecting the fight against heart disease.