Over at NRO, you can read Rich Lowry's engaging year-end column about America, "Yes, the Greatest Country Ever."
The day after Rich's column appeared, on January 1, President Obama asserted in his weekly address that "we've had the good fortune to grow up in the greatest nation on Earth." Then, in case anyone missed it, Obama repeated eight sentences later that he's confident we can "do what it takes to make sure America remains in the 21st century what it was the 20th: the greatest country in the world."
And sources now tell us that Lowry's been called to the White House this week for a secret meeting.
Meanwhile, we look forward to denunciations from the usual enlightened quarters of this vulgar expression of American chauvinism and boastful claim of American exceptionalism by an American president.
UPDATE: A few media types seem to have taken seriously my announcement of a planned “secret” White House meeting between President Obama and Lowry. Desirable and interesting though such a meeting might be, I was joking.