2:57 p.m., Yeager Airport, Charleston, W.Va.: A steep descent brings Clinton’s plane to Charleston’s hilltop airport. After an appropriate wait, she steps from the plane and pretends to wave to a crowd of supporters; in fact, she is waving to 10 photographers underneath the airplane’s wing. She pretends to spot an old friend in the crowd, points and gives another wave; in fact, she is waving at an aide she had been talking with on the plane minutes earlier
It strikes me as possible that Milbank doesn’t understand the concept of photo-ops, and that what he describes is a matter of course for any public figure… including liberal Democrat pols… but I doubt he’s quite that stupid. I’m forced to conclude he’s just looking for… and finding… the cheap shot. A humorist he may be, but I’ll tell you what; when I see similar shots being taken at Obama, I’ll consider it possible he’s not in the tank for Obama.