No disrespect to Doris Kearns Goodwin. I'm happy her book is in the stratosphere. Anything that helps with dead tree publishing is alright with me.

Still, there's something disturbing about how reporters have unquestioningly adopted Obama's line on this. I like the guy, obviously. I'm also excited about Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. But I know that has more to do with me seeing the world through the lens of the Uncanny X-Men than with any real world impact. (Remember when Storm's team reunited with X-Factor? Awesome.) I get creeped-out when I hear reporters repeating the politician's line. Barry's got YouTube. He's good. Tell me what you see in all this, not what he's telling you to tell me.

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