Saturday, November 22, 2008
This evening on The Fox Report, anchor Julie Banderas was interviewing former Mondale campaign manager Bob Beckel on the forming Obama Cabinet. In responding to a question about the supposed "centrist" nature of Obama's picks, Beckel said that, prior to Bill Clinton, there hadn't been a Democratic administration in 30 years.
Let's count back. Bill Clinton. George H.W. Bush. Ronald Reagan. Jimmy Carter. . .
Jimmy Carter? Between Carter's 1977 election and Clinton's inauguration in 1993, that's 15 years. Not 30.
Before Carter, we had Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon before him. And Democrat Lyndon Johnson before him.
I would think there ought to be some minimum knowledge of history out there, don't you?