Latest Rage-Reducer: WWOD?
If Obama can forgive Lieberman, writer can forgive slapdash husband
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2008 9:02 AM CST
People walk past a painting of U.S. President- elect Barack Obama by artist Yan Pei-Ming from the Zwirner & Wirth gallery in Miami Beach, Fla. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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(Newser) – What would Obama do? Leslie Savan decided not to blast her husband for faulty dishwashing after asking herself this question, she writes in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and she's not the only person she knows who's paused in moments of fury to consider the president-elect's level-headed ways. It's "more than a tad embarrassing," she admits, but certainly a contrast from the Bush years.

"Every president's character helps define the parameters of what you can and cannot get away with," Savan writes, and having an "incompetent, no-good wastrel" running the country made her more inclined to let standards slip and not "bother to talk so good."
But "if Obama can now refuse to vilify George W. Bush, Henry Paulson and the entire GOP-enabled greed machine for destroying lives and the economy," surely we can have the guts to follow his example.