From James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal:
Here was our favorite line from Mitt Romney's convention speech: "President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family."
We liked it even better when we saw that the New York Times's Nicholas Kristof had tweeted: "Seriously, Romney's speech esp troubled me by mocking rising seas/climate change. The dismissiveness was appalling."
Apalling? At least it wasn't racist.
We don't suppose it occurred to Kristoff, who occupies that statist mind-hive of the New York Times, that Romney was not so much dismissive of global warming as he was dismissive of and chiding Obama's elevated sense of self-importance.
It was a great line delivered with perfect comedic timing and which also served to remind us of the broader point that no one, repeat, no one in a democracy is above mockery, especially those that confer upon themselves other-worldly and messianic powers.