On Fournier ...

The basic problem with Ron Fournier's “analysis” of the Biden pick comes right up top: “In picking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, Barack Obama sought to shore up his weakness — inexperience in office and on foreign policy..."

Well, wait a second. Why doesn't the Biden pick reinforce Obama's strength on foreign policy? Most people, after all, would say Barack Obama was right to oppose the Iraq war. Given how easy it is to argue the opposite of Fournier's premise, it seems his analysis tells us more about his own attitudes than about the meaning of Obama's decision.

Steve Benen has something to say about Fournier's analysis. MoveOn has something to do about it.

And Lindsay Beyerstein wonders who has been paying him up to $10,000 a pop for speeches.

UPDATE: Want to write to your local newspaper about Fournier? Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake can help.