Thursday, September 09, 2010

No accomplishments except his "cool"

Victor Davis Hanson demonstrates once again why he's one of the very best at pointing out that the Emperor Dear Leader has no clothes:

"The exotic name, the mixed racial heritage, and the street cred cool, juxtaposed to the nerdy professorial sermonizing, trumped the need to author or repeal significant laws or create lasting community institutions — or to leave any footprint of achievement at either the University of Chicago, the Illinois legislature, or the U.S. Senate. Running for office or courting appointments or angling for promotions seemed divorced from worry about doing anything when such wishes were granted. Obama’s tragedy is that there is nothing left he can run for, no further adulatory confirmation for just being Obama. Performance for the first time in his life is now all that counts."

The whole piece is well worth your time.

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