Mike Gallagher

You know, all this Obama talk about change has me so doggone nervous. In his world, change means a candidate refusing to wear an American flag lapel pin (until he is finally shamed into doing so); change means standing on a stage with a bunch of other political types and when the Star-Spangled Banner is played, putting his hands over his crotch rather than over his heart (like the rest of the people on the stage were doing); and change means having big, beautiful American flags removed from the official aircraft, covered up like a tired, old furniture store sign in a bad part of town.

Before you accuse me of picking nits, consider this: there is simply no way that this savvy political machine called the Obama campaign would be oblivious to the reaction they would receive to the changes they've made to their candidate's plane. Don't you think they knew that reporters would notice the word "president" stitched onto the back of his seat? Wouldn't you think they're aware of the fact that the whole world is watching the big Boeing 757 with the idiotic "O" logo on the plane where the flags used to be?

They know, alright. More importantly, Sen. Obama knows.

He doesn't care.

It doesn't matter to him if his staff calls his ostentatious, expensive plane, "O-Force One." He doesn't give a rat's rear end if people object to his refusal to embrace the flag, the very symbol of this great country.

This former community organizer thinks he's got everyone eating out of the palm of his hand right now. And he sure doesn't need some schmaltzy American flag to distract him.


Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.