David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, appeared on National Public Radio’s game show, “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me,” and, among other embarrassments, compared Miss California to a canine in what passes for “liberal intelligentsia humor” these days… in other words, crass name-calling.
Miss California Carrie Prejean has been a target of the left ever since she answered honestly and humbly a question about gay marriage during the recent Miss USA pageant. Yet there is no outcry from the National Organization of Women so far over Axelrod’s comparison of Prejean, who is a woman, but not a liberal woman.
All of this undermines President Obama, who recently confirmed that he does not support gay marriage either, but has yet to suffer Axelrod’s canine comparisons for his stance. Perhaps Axelrod’s a bit too overwhelmed with presidential butt-sniffing to critique his boss with the same venom as a beauty pageant contestant unfamiliar with the best diet pills… then again, Obama might bite back, which shows the level of Axelrod’s intellectual cowardice.