Excerpt from Dr. Pitney’s editorial on the National Review Online:
Hillary Clintonâ€™s reference to the Robert F. Kennedy assassination caused a stir. It passed. She apologized, RFKâ€™s son said that it was no big deal, Barack Obama shrugged it off, and smart journalists acknowledged that it was a case study of a media feeding frenzy. At the Politico, John Harris wrote that â€œClintonâ€™s error was not in saying something beyond the pale but in saying something that pulled from context would sound as if it were beyond the pale.â€ In a few days, weâ€™ll hear about it again as we observe the 40th anniversary of RFKâ€™s death. Then the incident will return to limbo, and Clinton will linger in political purgatory.