The honeymoon’s over

Memo to all those Canadian pundits who believe Barack Obama will change vast numbers of Canadian progressives’ minds about the virtuousness of the United States of America. Maybe we should stay in Afghanistan, they’ll muse. What’s so bad about a common security perimeter, anyway? Surely we can trust Obama with our biometric data! Etc., etc. Anyway, it’s been 24 hours, and the media are already letting reality—or variations thereof—past security.

Progressive things Barack Obama probably won’t do, or help do:

Non-progressive things Barack Obama already did:

  • Help get gay marriage banned in California

I’ll keep that updated as events warrant. (And, I should probably add, I hope I’m wrong—not about sharing our biometric data, but about Obama’s transformational abilities crossing the border.)