Neocon and right-wing pundit Bill Kristol makes his livelihood criticizing others. Fair enough—that's what pundits do.
But when President Obama criticized the Cambridge police in the Henry Louis Gates case, Kristol was outraged. How dare Obama "pass judgment" on this incident!
Unwilling to give up this fight, Kristol today called the president "arrogant," despite the fact that Obama has backed off his original statement and, in fact, called the police officer involved to clear the air about his original assessment.
To a fair-minded observer, this could be seen as the exact opposite of arrogant. Indeed, it would seem to indicate contrition and thoughtfulness on the president's part, qualities not often found in the previous administration (think Dick Cheney).
But if you ignore the facts and are sloppy with details, Kristol is absolutely on target. ThinkProgress has the story here.