Friday, July 18, 2008


Charles Krauthammer, a self-satisfied egomaniac who had no relevant work experience when he began writing about politics for a living, declares today in The Washington Post that Barack Obama is, er, a self-satisfied egomaniac who has no work experience relevant to the job he seeks. Projection much, Chuck?

And as for this...

Barack Obama wants to speak at the Brandenburg Gate. He figures it would be a nice backdrop.

... what exactly has he done in his lifetime to merit appropriating the Brandenburg Gate as a campaign prop?

... It's as if a German pol took a campaign trip to America and demanded the Statue of Liberty as a venue for a campaign speech....

You know what? In New York, unless the pol was a notorious tyrant, we'd say: knock yourself out. We don't care. Nobody but tourists ever goes to the Statue of Liberty anyway. Not there's anywhere at the statue to give a speech to a big crowd, and security would be a huge freakin' nightmare -- but at least it wouldn't screw up traffic in Midtown. Hey, we didn't complain about the Sri Chinmoy fun run, did we? And maybe the guy giving the speech will buy a dumb foam hat.

And as for the rest of America, I'm sure the reaction would be: Who's that guy at the Statue of Liberty? From where? Remind me again: Where is that on a map?

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