Halo or reticle? –or– Holy Obama in the Crosshairs

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Like so many of the rest of us, I’ll go with half-full.

Holy Obama in the Crosshairs

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Vagrant

Re: Halo or reticle? –or– Holy Obama in the Crosshairs

Good catch. Looks like he's getting the same visual "framing" courtesies as Baby Doc Bush. He attracts the same kind of supporter: not too bright, dismally shallow, possessed of a cheap cleverness and overly sentimental. The kind of supporter who publicly boasts about a great deal on a car and goes home to rage about the lemon he bought.

When he gave the keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, the Dem blogopundits were creaming themselves over the new Clinton. It looks to me like he's been shoehorned into the role of primary contests dive artist.

By Vagrant on 28 November 2007 · 14:53
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Ashley

Re^2: Halo or reticle? –or– Holy Obama in the Crosshairs

You know, Stephen King has written some terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible books. Yet I cannot bring myself to despise him because he’s such a phenomenally talented writer. Talent ≠ Good Work.

What always blows me away is how he can solidify—convincing you entirely—a person in half a paragraph. With just a few words he can tell you everything you need to know to see a person and to throw suspension of disbelief out because there is no way to disbelieve it.

The kind of [fill in the blank] who publicly boasts about a great deal on a car and goes home to rage about the lemon he bought.

This reminds me of that.

Sidebar: An essayist on my college paper suggested people get captions like “Voted for Reagan twice.”

By Ashley on 28 November 2007 · 15:07
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