You know we're coming up into a slow news holiday weekend with stories like this.
The jist: Barack Obama has said the word "unprecedented." A lot. And it ticks off some people, because he uses it incorrectly. Sometimes.
Now, I'm all one for D.C. drama, but this is getting a little too close to "Gossip Girl." Check out this quote from the story, in which a former W. aide gets snippy about Obama saying his town hall meeting in China was unprecedented:
“I think I attended a town hall with President Bush in China,” former Bush adviser Karen Hughes quipped with a laugh, recalling a 2002 Bush speech in Beijing at which he took questions from the audience. “I thought: Were they asleep? Or were they dreaming? I remember standing and watching President Bush engage in a town hall that I believe was televised.”
Wow. OK, I understand we're all getting ready for turkey and dressing and whatnot, so we need to get used to more stories like this over the next few days.
But even though I believe the subject matter of the article is a little weak, I've got to admit, I do not think that word means what Obama thinks it means.