From Kathleen Parker’s Washington Post column in praise of President Obama’s “Unmacho Diplomacy” (in reference to those who question “whether he was quite manly enough” during his overseas tour):

We now know that he is without qualm when he finds it necessary to fire corporate chiefs. But will he be as bold when rogue nations strap on their Speedos and display their missilery, as North Korea just did?

The latter sentence being both what Maureen Dowd was just thinking and the makings of an arresting political cartoon.

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.