Who is "out of touch"?


The Los Angeles Times carries an editorial today about what it calls President Bush's "creepy" "obsession" with exercise:

"Given the importance of his job, it is astonishing how much time Bush has to exercise . . . There's no denying that the results are impressive.  Bush can bench press 185 pounds five times, and, before a recent knee injury, he ran three miles at a 6—minute, 45—second pace.  Which is sort of my point: Does the leader of the free world need to attain that level of physical achievement?  Bush not only thinks so, he thinks it goes for the rest of us as well.  In 2002, he initiated a national fitness campaign. . .The four—day kickoff festivities included the president leading 400 White House staffers on a three—mile run . . . Bush's insistence that the entire populace follow his example . . . shows how out of touch he is."

Mr. Bush is "out of touch" for believing in and promoting exercise and fitness?  Assuming that this piece was not intended as a joke, it is revealing for what it says about how out of touch the mainstream media has become.  In addition to opposing the war on terrorism, the media now apparently also opposes exercise and physical fitness.  Sounds like a new Michael Moore movie is in order — he's opposed to exercise and physical fitness too.

hat tip: Scott W.