Remember how BHO got down in the mud with Sarah Palin almost immediately after she was announced as John McCain’s running mate? It took a good week before his handlers got him to settle down and realize that he was running against McCain, not Palin.

Slow learner as he may be, to his credit, BHO finally demonstrated the self-discipline to ignore the dynamic and magnetic governor of Alaska and refocus on his hapless presidential opponent, John McCain.

Nevertheless, his childish bickering with a beautiful, charismatic woman whose political experience dwarfed the darling of community organizers reminded me of Wile E. Coyote and his eternal nemesis, Road Runner. And after eight months in office, it’s clear that BHO is still susceptible to falling into the Palin Trap – not necessarily with Sarah Palin, but with anyone who annoys him.

Nary a day goes by when he does not lash out at his enemies in his trademark crybaby style. And when it results in a drop in his poll numbers, you can almost hear the words “Beep! Beep!” in the air. Now, BHO is caught in the Palin Trap once again, fighting a war he cannot win – a war with Fox News, the most influential media outlet on the planet.

My guess is that, sooner or later, BHO’s handlers will convince him that he has no choice but to appear on Fox, because he’s insulting an election-losing percentage of independents who are Fox viewers. Likely, he’ll consent to being interviewed again by the ever-fair Chris Wallace and, perhaps, Bill O’Reilly. Greta is an outside possibility, but she doesn’t tolerate B.S., which is BHO’s stock in trade.

In any event, all three would give him fair but tough interviews, and one would hope they would hold his feet to the fire with serious questions about meaningful topics such as ACORN, SEIU, communist Van Jones, Mark Lloyd (who refers to Hugo Chavez’s dictatorship as the result of “an incredible revolution”), BHO’s public statements about favoring single-payer health care, etc., etc., etc.

Would BHO survive a Chris Wallace or Bill O’Reilly interview? It depends upon how intent they would be on insisting that he answer their questions in a no-spin manner. But, either way, it would not spare BHO from the biggest Palin Trap of all – the progressives’ worst nightmare – an ex-alcoholic, ex–drug addict, ex–financial failure, ex–rodeo clown and current Road Runner Supreme, Glenn Beck.

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As Beck continues to disrobe the corruption surrounding Wile E. Obama’s presidency, the strategy from the left, as expected, is to try to discredit him. To put it mildly, it’s not working. In fact, it’s making him more popular by the day.

Beck is on a mission, and he and his excellent research staff are relentless. To his enormous credit, he has made it clear that he isn’t afraid of losing everything, if that’s what it takes to get to the truth. And, as the left knows more than any other segment of our society, a man who is willing to lose everything can be very dangerous.

So, whether he likes it or not, and whether or not he will even admit it, Wile E. Obama is getting sucked into the Palin Trap with a real, live version of Road Runner – in the body and brain of Glenn Beck (“Road Runner Beck”). And, as with Fox News in general, Wile E. Obama is once again in a battle he can’t win.

If he tries to ignore Road Runner Beck, Beck will continue to disrobe Wile E. Obama through his own written and spoken words. Beck has become a one-man poll-wrecking crew for BHO. He continually shows one video clip after another of BHO blatantly contradicting himself (or, in less delicate terms, lying).

But if Wile E. Obama chooses to go after Road Runner Beck, he will get sucked even deeper into the Palin Trap – bringing himself “down” to the level of a mere television personality whom the left is trying ever so hard to dismiss as a right-wing kook. Could you imagine how a teleprompterless Wile E. Obama would fare in an interview with Road Runner Beck – being confronted with real questions and an aggressive insistence that he answer them in a serious way?

So, what’s a community organizer to do? The more the fringe media ask BHO about his opinions on the BCS college playoffs or the chances of the Chicago White Sox making it to the playoffs, the more viewers will continue to flee to Fox News – and, in particular, to Road Runner Beck – to find out what is really going on in the world.

Now, Time magazine has (obviously, inadvertently) made Beck even bigger by featuring him in a cover story in its Sept. 28 edition. Road Runner Beck now poses the single biggest threat to the establishment of a progressive dictatorship in Washington. Which in turn means that, whether or not Wile E. Obama likes it, this is going to increasingly become an Obama vs. Beck battle.

The truth of the matter is that the progressive movement no longer needs BHO. Give the man credit, he moved the ball all the way to the five yard line in just a matter of months. But at this point, he may actually be a liability because he is becoming more and more entrapped by his own written and spoken words.

As Wile E. Obama increasingly gets sucked into Road Runner Beck’s Palin Trap, it will become ever more clear to White House hacks that a battle with Beck is not winnable – which is why no one should rule out the possibility of the ever-lecherous, always ready to pounce, two-for-the-price-of-one Clintons challenging BHO in 2012 if his comrades in arms go down in flames in 2010.

I would suspect that the HillBillys think often of how Bobby Kennedy challenged Lyndon Johnson in 1968, causing Johnson to resign before Kennedy himself was assassinated.

Stay tuned … this is going to be better than “Dynasty” and “Dallas” at their best.

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