When Obama said he found it offensive that anyone would suspect his White House of leaking national security information, I had no option but to laugh so hard I nearly did myself bodily injury.

The gall of the man! He has meetings with three or four close advisers, and the next thing you know, New York Times paperboys are on the sidewalk, shouting, “Extry! Extry! Read all about it! A Pakistani doctor told the CIA where Osama bin Laden was hiding!” or “Read all about how the United States and Israel successfully hacked into Iran’s nuclear computers!” or “Read all about how Barack Obama personally directs drone attacks from the 16th tee!”

Everyone, including those on Obama’s side of the aisle, knows exactly how the N.Y. Times was fed those various items intended to make Obama look like a combination of Alexander, the philosopher king, and Gen. George “Old Blood and Guts” Patton. As I see it, he either placed a phone call, had Eric Holder run an errand or hand-delivered the self-aggrandizing information himself.

My question remains: How is it they dare to prosecute Julian Assange and Pfc. Bradley Manning over the classified documents posted on Wikileaks, but not the various Fifth Columnists at the New York Times? So far as I can see, the biggest differences between the two entities are that the Times, unlike Wikileaks, is in the tank for Obama and publishes a better crossword puzzle.

To me, the most mystifying aspect of the current presidential campaign is the amount of support Obama can still call on. Even after nixing the Keystone pipeline, a 14.2 percent unemployment rate in the construction industry and tiptoeing around the Wisconsin recall election, unions are still behind this weasel. In spite of renewing the Patriot Act, keeping Gitmo open and using drones to kill American citizens, his liberal base still thinks the schmuck walks on water. In spite of raising the national debt by $6 trillion dollars, costing the country its triple-A credit rating and watching the unemployment rate remain over 8 percent for his entire term, Democrats insist he is doing a heck of a job and has earned the right to have a second term, even though he, himself, in 2009, said the opposite.

It has occurred to me that because the competition is generally pretty mediocre in politics, it is easy to appear successful. I mean, even if you are essentially winless when it comes to presidential campaigns, someone like Joe Trippi, who masterminded six or seven such disasters, can always boast that his candidate never came in worse than second, and thus get to appear as a political oracle on Fox. But even when you measure people by such an embarrassingly low standard, it is hard to view Obama as anything but a dope. I mean, how dumb do you have to be to insist that so far as the private sector is concerned, the economy in 2012 “is doing fine”?

Although Obama, thanks to a lap-dog media, was allowed to blame America’s financial ills on George W. Bush for the longest time, that time has finally passed. So don’t be surprised that as the campaign progresses, Obama takes a page out of FDR’s book and runs against Herbert Hoover’s economy. After all, he is always dredging up the notion that he inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression, ignoring the fact that the economy Reagan inherited from Jimmy Carter a mere 32 years ago was worse. But, unlike Obama and FDR, who took advantage of a financial crisis to promote a leftist agenda, Reagan actually improved things.

Something that continues to confound me is that Walt Disney Inc., which over the years has proven to be one of the most litigious companies in the world, never files infringement of copyright lawsuits against this administration. I mean, wouldn’t you think that a company that sees red if anyone even refers to a second-rate outfit as a Mickey Mouse operation would be speed-dialing their lawyers when we’re constantly seeing a Disneyland parade that includes Pinocchio (Jay Carney), Dumbo (Joe Biden), Goofy (Debbie Wasserman-Schultz), the Seven Dwarves (Waxman, Schumer, Geithner, Sebelius, Pelosi, Conyers, Reid) and that evil queen who was constantly asking her mirror who was the fairest one of all (Obama)?

Finally, I am hoping that Dianne Feinstein will join John McCain in insisting that uncovering the source of those recent security leaks not be entrusted to the Department of Justice, but, rather, to a special independent prosecutor. After Operation Fast and Furious and his refusal to indict the New Black Panthers for either voter intimidation or for placing a bounty on the head of George Zimmerman, Eric Holder has earned the distinction of being the second-least trustworthy man in Washington.

Frankly, if the attorney general is allowed to oversee the investigation, only one of two outcomes is possible. Either it will drag on for as long as he and Obama remain in office, in the hope that everyone simply forgets about it, or Holder will eventually hold a press conference and announce that the leaker is none other than … Scooter Libby!

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