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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Obama going into a Rip Van Winkle somnolent state might just mean waking up again as president


BEING THERE — the Obama Sequel
What got Obama to the presidency was being a man without a past or present, Chauncey Gardiner of Being There — without a college record, a medical record, a scholarly record, or much of a legislative record, the “smartest” president in history without having to say or do anything smart, who “busted hump” his entire life without any proof that he ever did any such thing, who proclaimed himself a greater president than all but three, but left nothing great in his wake, now or in the past. Obama had forgotten that winning non-persona for a time, and so after 2009 fooled himself into thinking out loud that at times he would play a real Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Kennedy, or Reagan. But now Obama accepts what he was and always will be — Chauncey Gardiner. And just being there is apparently the way to being president a bit longer.

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