John Baer: Nutter & Obama are awesome

When Saturday Night Live made a mockery of the media’s gushing over Barack Obama, I was surprised at how quickly media-types responded by leveling some criticism and by starting some dialog about substantive issue (or at least trying to give that illusion).

Apparently, the school-girl crush is back in vogue, as Philadelpia Daily News columnist John Baer‘s column on Obama and Nutter is so touch-feely it makes me want to buy the world a Coke. Here is the gist:

Obama is for “change”. Nutter is for “change.”
Obama wants to “transcend racial politics”. Nutter wants to “transcend racial politics”.
Obama wants to “clean up Washington”. Nutter wants to “clean up Philadelphia.”
Obama wants to “reach out to ordinary people”. Nutter wants to “reach out to ordinary people”.
Obama “likes rainbows and kittens.” Nutter “likes rainbows and kittens.”

Ok, I made the last one up. Maybe it was intended to be satire, but if so, I missed it.

Of course, I expect Baer’s next column encourage Nutter and/or Obama to support the Commonwealth Foundation – we are for “change,” we want to “transcend racial politics,” we want to “clean up Harrisburg,” and we want to “reach out to ordinary people”.