#BringBackOurBalls: Mark Steyn nails the ‘Hashtag of Western Impotence’
Conservative writer Mark Steyn on the first lady’s flaccid #BringBackOurGirls slacktivism:
Here’s a small taste of the linked piece:
It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared – on social media! – and that’s all that matters, isn’t it?
It may not be the hashtag they want, but it’s the hashtag they deserve.
Steyn also has a suggestion: “If the hashtag doesn’t work, maybe we could persuade Boko Haram to trade the girls for these guys.” That would be these guys: