More on the crazy of Ann Althouse

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Jamison yesterday mentioned the crazy of Althouse's blog post about the G8 image that lots of irresponsible bloggers (like Althouse) used to bash Obama. But I think her contribution deserves an even closer look.

Get a load of Althouse's Creative Writing class submission:

Now, swivel your eyes over to Obama's feet. The foot closest to the woman, like Sarkozy's, is planted and aimed forward, but the other steps off in the direction of the woman, bending the knee upward into a bit of a crotch-squeeze and forming the base of a dramatic tilt of the entire body into a flexible S-shape that leans toward the woman. Obama's arms hang free, emphasizing the tilt, and either gravity or will causes the left arm to hang inches away from the torso. See how much lower the right hand is than the left? His neck is craned out and around so that the line of sight is directly at the ass. His mouth is open as if to say: That's what I want.

Just total nut house stuff, right? But it gets better because as everybody now knows after watching the video of the pointless encounter, Obama was not looking at the young girl. In fact, he was preparing, in a gentlemanly fashion, to help another young participant take a step down the podium. Obama never even looked at the woman in question, let alone gawked at her.

So how does Althouse deal with that fact?

Behold the wonder:

AND: Yes, I have seen the video, and I stand by my analysis of the still photograph.

What??? Althouse stands by her photo "analysis" (boy, that's a generous term), even though the whole world knows that the image was a false and misleading one. Meaning, Althouse comically deconstructed Obama leering at a young girl even though he never did that. Confronted with that uncomfortable fact, Althouse says that she doesn't care and that she's going to stick to the false image; she's going to stick to her parallel universe where Obama bends his knee into a "crotch-squeeze."

Could Althouse announce any more succinctly that she has no regard for the facts or the real world?

I doubt it.

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