I understand some NRO readers have given up on Parker after the 2008 campaign, but trust me on this one: read her column today about her time at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with the man who really deserved the credit for killing bin Laden, Admiral William McRaven, leader of the Joint Special Operations Command. An excerpt:
At one point during the dinner, I thought the president was going to recognize our man, Bill. Obama began his speech by acknowledging that, a year ago, the United States delivered justice to a deserving person. I glanced at McRaven thinking, aha, he’s about to have his well-deserved moment. Instead, the huge screens in the room flashed the face of Donald Trump. It was a setup for a joke.
I asked McRaven what it’s like to wake up every day and know that you’re the one who brought down bin Laden. Does he open his eyes and think, wow, I did that?
No, he smiles and shakes his head. “It’s our job. It’s what we do.”
Like I said, read the whole piece. It’s worth it.