Kathleen Parker: 'Everybody's Going To Say I'm An Obama-lover. Whatever.'
Somebody check the calendar. Aren't we almost in 2012? Yet there's Kathleen Parker on Chris Matthews's weekend show today, still gushing over Barack Obama like a member of the liberal media in the deepest throes of 2008 Obama-adulation.
After extolling Obama's foreign policy approach as "cool" [mangling a basketball metaphor along the way], Parker defiantly declared: "I know everybody's going to say [I'm] an Obama lover. Whatever." Video after the jump.
I'll be back with a transcript, but in the meantime watch Parker's embarrassing true-political-love confession. And note how Matthews has to come to her rescue when she muddles her basketball metaphor.
Note: in the screengrab, Parker is demonstrating Obama's cool, "lacking-in-chest-beating, way."
Incredibly claiming that it was a "banner year" for Obama, Matthews began his year-end awards show by inviting panelists to choose among the president's greatest triumphs. For Parker, it was an embarrassment of riches.
KATHLEEN PARKER: I actually think this is a hard question, because so many of these are [inaudible.] But the three foreign-policy ones are really part of this Obama way of doing things, and I don't know, I think, Osama Bin Laden is an easy choice, but it's an important --
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Is this the Chicago way?
PARKER: Well, you know, it's kind of the cool, and lacking-in-chest-beating way. You know what I mean? But we didn't invade another Muslim country when we dealt with Libya, and with Osama Bin Laden, it was the way he shoots a ball across the court. I know everybody's going to say she's an Obama-lover. Whatever. He did it well. It was a net shot. You know, he got it done --
"It was a net shot"? Oy! Presumably Parker was going for "nothing but net." Suggestion: lay off the sports similes . . . if you don't know sports.