sounds pretty magical to me.
and while he's certainly not alone, conservative blogger charles laughlin of little green footballs gives obama pretty major props for the pirate rescue deal:
"Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but what the hell happened to “The buck stops here”?ladies and gentlemen, the ranting haters:
President Barack Obama is the Commander in Chief of the US armed forces. I certainly don’t agree with a lot of his policies, but I’ll be damned if I won’t — at the very least — respect the office and give him congratulations when it’s deserved. And when the US military succeeds in a critical mission, the C-in-C deserves congratulations.
There is way too much mean-spiritedness in modern politics, and I for one am totally sick of it...Take a step back from the brink, folks. Oppose Obama’s policies all you like, but be the loyal opposition, not a bunch of ranting haters. The Internet already has more than enough of those."
(hat tip andrew sullivan / daily kos)