Jeffrey Goldberg in Bloomberg on how the U.S. lost Egypt “Within a span of just a few years, Egyptians have somehow convinced themselves that the U.S. has been an ally of both Egypt’s former dictator, Hosni Mubarak, and Mubarak’s main enemy, the Muslim Brotherhood,” Goldberg writes of the public opinion shift about the U.S. recent involvement in Egypt. How exactly did that happen? Scott Johnson of Power Line says it may have just been by listening to speeches by President Obama and Ambassador Anne Patterson. “The Obama administration has supported the Muslim Brotherhood right along.”
Kathleen Parker in The Washington Post on the underserved hysteria for Wendy Davis Speaking for 11 straight hours in pink sneakers does not a hero make, argues Parker, who lambasts the media's soft-ball coverage of Davis and avoidance of the actual debate. "Who wants to talk about the meaning and purpose of life when you can talk about rouge-red shoes?" MSNBC's Thomas Roberts called out Parker, angry at "the fact that these are seasoned women who don't really have to worry about a woman's right to choose anymore piling on a woman who’s standing up for a woman's right to choose."