It'll probably be a rare day in the next few months when I feel compelled to say something nice about both of the presidential candidates at the same time. But today is one of them. First up, Barack Obama, who went Cosby on us and said some things that needed to be said:
Barack Obama celebrated Father's Day by calling on black fathers, who he said are "missing from too many lives and too many homes," to become active in raising their children.
"They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it," the Democratic presidential candidate said Sunday at a largely black church in his hometown.
And I said John McCain would probably like the Supreme Court's Gitmo ruling. In fact, he correctly calls it one of the "worst decisions in the history of this country."
Mr. McCain noted that he opposes the continued use of facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to house War on Terror prisoners arrested outside the United States, but he said Thursday's ruling goes dangerously farther than he and other moderate Republicans would have wanted.
"We made it very clear that these are enemy combatants," he said.