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The Los Angeles Times‘ Andrew Malcolm (who I’m guessing will not be celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day) found a little irony in President Obama’s recent salute to hunting and hunters, suggesting he sounded a bit like a certain former governor:

_Remember that Democratic candidate for president — what was his name? — who complained to those elite San Francisco donors at a supposedly private mansion gathering about bitter small-town Pennsylvanians who cling to their guns and religion? . . .

_Well, on the eve of that special season when so many Americans blast migrating ducks out of the sky and blow large holes in the side of fleeing deer, Barack Obama, now in the White House, has just issued a special Presidential Proclamation.

He’s saluting and celebrating those “ageless pursuits” of hunting and fishing, just like some caribou-killing ex-Alaska governor might.

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