Rocco Landesman, current chairman of the National Endowment for the
Arts, gushed about
the literary skills of President Obama:
This is the first president that actually writes his own books since
Teddy Roosevelt and arguably the first to write them really well since
Lincoln. If you accept the premise, and I do, that the United States is
the most powerful country in the world, then Barack Obama is the most
powerful writer since Julius Caesar.
At Commentary, John Steele Gordon tears apart
the first sentence. Among other things, Gordon points out: "Lincoln
never wrote a book."
What is it about Barack Obama that causes such cringe-inducing
My guess is that an aptitude for sycophancy is must-have job requirement
in this Administration.
Don Boudreaux recalls that the Obama Administration
assured us, without much giggling, that no way no how would they allow
political interference in the business decisions made by the
bailed out General Motors. Then points, with suitable sarcasm,
to this WSJ story of political interference
in the business decisions of bailed out General Motors. His conclusion:
The wonder is not that politicians are meddling. The wonder is that
America is populated with a sufficient number of persons so gullible as
to encourage Mr. Obama to issue his 'no politics' assurance with a
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