Earlier I began to post what I soon regarded as superfluous sarcasm: that I hoped President Obama had cleared his trip to Afghanistan with the Romney campaign and congressional Republicans, said trip being, well, you know, nothing but a "campaign" event.
No, I'll be nice, I thought. I won't go there. Such sarcasm is over the top, even as applied to Republicans--even they cannot be that cynical ... or forgetful.
And this is how I'm rewarded:
Longtime Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma criticized President Barack Obama over the president's surprise trip to Afghanistan Tuesday, describing the visit as "campaign related"....
"We've seen recently that President Obama has visited college campuses in an attempt to win back the support of that age group since he has lost it over the last three years," Inhofe said in a statement. "Similarly, this trip to Afghanistan is an attempt to shore up his national security credentials, because he has spent the past three years gutting our military."
Sen. Inhofe not only proved me frightfully misguided in my attempt to play nice; he proved once again that he is the U.S. Senate's leading imbecile.