Thursday, May 06, 2010 3:09 AM
I just happened to revisit an end-days campaign flap that I had forgotten over Joe the Plumber's completely accurate, instinctive understanding that then-Candidate Obama would be a disaster as president for Israel. The media, from ABC's Jake Tapper to Fox's Shepherd Smith and Carl Cameron, piled on him for it, repeating Obama's hollow assurances of support for Israel, while ignoring Joe's logic: He just knew that someone willing to negotiate with Iran without preconditions couldn't be an ally of Israel. Their unprofessional gullibilty, of course, goes forever unremarked.
Joe the Plumber more famously i.d.'d Candidate Obama as a Marxist -- another unappreciated public service -- but it turns out he also had O's foreign policy nailed, too.