Another reason to like Jake Tapper

Posted: November 17, 2009 by datechguy in internet/free speech, opinion/news
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is this Tweet:

hey Chinese government – i found a way to sneak around your firewall on my laptop to get to twitter. Dont fear freedom, Chinese government. about 12 hours ago from web
jaketapper

He is putting himself out there and China has a long memory, does he care? No! This explains why he isn’t worried about challenging this White House, if he’s not afraid of China he certainly isn’t going to be afraid of Obama.

He even gets to the bottom of the bow:

“This picture shows two things,” my friend writes.

“1) The ‘right’ is wrong about Obama’s bow.

“2) The ‘left’ is wrong about Obama’s bow.

“His bow is neither (1) unprecedented nor (2) a sign of cultural understanding.

“At their 1971 meeting in Alaska, the first visit of a Japanese Emperor to America, President Nixon bowed and referred to Emperor Hirohito and his wife repeatedly as ‘Your Imperial Majesties.'”

and he explains why the left is wrong too (although other than anti-communism Nixon was very much a liberal republican).

The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms….The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president and, again, in all ways, he unintentionally played that part.

Would there be anyone worth paying attention to in the Washington press corps if he wasn’t there, (excluding of course the wonderful Byron York)?

Exit question: How long before he ends up at Fox when the White House gets sick of dealing with him?

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