Eye on the Watcher’s Council

As you may know the members of the Watcher’s Council each nominate one of his or her own posts and one non-Council post for consideration by the whole Council. The complete list of this week’s Council nominations is here. The topic for this week’s Council submissions was the Barack Obama/Rev. Wright/More Perfect Union matter.

Joshuapundit, “Obama Shucks and Jives On Jeremiah Wright”

The essence of Freedom Fighter’s critique of Barack Obama’s handling of the Wright matter is that Sen. Obama is just another politician (which should be a surprise to no one). Given the nature of the Obama campaign, that’s more damning than might meet the eye.

Soccer Dad, “Talking With Terrorists”

Soccer Dad examines the transmogrification of various Palestinian groups (in the media at any rate) from terrorists to statesmen.

Bookworm Room, “Judge Not Lest You Be Judged”

Bookworm fisks Anne Frank.

The Glittering Eye, “The Six Signs/The Seven Signs”

Taking a Washington Post column as my point of departure, I suggest a few signs that we might actually be going to war with Iran. Bottom line: we’re not there yet.

Done With Mirrors, “The Problem Is…”

Callimachus pens a brief, lyrical post on war and nations.

The Colossus of Rhodey, “”We don’t want to embarrass anyone””

Hube comments on a board of education’s decision to feed kids who don’t qualify for subsidized lunches as if they did. For some reason I’m not particularly outraged by this. It may be that I think that punishments should fall on the culprits (the parents) rather than on the victims (the kids).

Wolf Howling, “Hypocrisy and Obaminations (Update 3)”

GW gives his take on the Wright matter with some pretty solid analysis.

Rhymes With Right, “Fisking the Obama Speech”

Greg fisks Sen. Obama’s speech, alternately praising it and dismantling it.

The Education Wonks, “A Matter Of Free Speech Or Simple Disrespect?”

EdWonk comments on the failure of a couple of adults (one a school employee) who refused to stand at the playing of the national anthem. I have no idea what the legalities of the matter are; I suspect the men were within their rights. I do think it’s rather sad when the standard for conduct is what’s legal rather than what’s prudent, decent, or considerate.

Cheat Seeking Missiles, “Seething”

Laer is very displeased with some aspects of Sen. Obama’s speech, particularly some of the closing moments.

Right Wing Nut House, “Should We Ignore Reverend Wright?”

One of the many things that I like about Rick Moran is his ability to analyze political events in a sane, even-handed manner. In this submission Rick brings that faculty to bear in commenting on the Obama/Wright matter.

Well, I’ve decided which posts I’ll vote for this week. Which posts would get your votes?

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