After Obama mispronounced the word "Orion," John Hinderaker of Powerline snickered yesterday:

...evidently we have to add astronomy to history and economics as subjects of which Obama is remarkably ignorant. I'm beginning to fear that our President has below-average knowledge of the world. Not for a President, but for a middle-aged American.

Hinderaker on July 28, 2005:

It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.

A.L. is slack-jawed. My gob is smacked. I mean: Hinderaker backed Palin.

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