A REFRESHER FOR SNOW. Kevin Drum already beat the facts out of this little nugget on his blog, but Tony Snow's performance at his press briefing on Monday deserves another couple of kicks. Snow made a sneering little reference to Bill Clinton's approaches to the "Dear Leader." Well, there were those of us who were at the delegate breakfast when then-White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card told the world that the President looks upon the people of this country the way that he would look upon 10-year-old children who need protection. Here's a link for Tony to follow. Given this, the spokesman for the ongoing cargo cult in the White House ought not to be so cavalier regarding world leaders who infantilize their subjects. Leave the snarkitude to the professionals, Anchor Boy.

--Charles P. Pierce