Thursday, July 24, 2008

He is a Berliner

[Obama-ized] We're here in the City Weekly offices today, working. No yee-haw Pioneer Day holiday for us.

I was late getting in today. I'd like to say it was because I got stuck in Days of '47 Parade traffic, or was mesmerized by all those shiny while simultaneously kinda creepy floats.


I got caught up watching Barack Obama's speech to residents of Berlin. The candidate, on the campaign stump in Iraq and now in Europe, was masterful.

I wondered much earlier in the campaign season if Americans were so taken with Obama because, George W. Bush--with his horribly failed policies and his idiotic public persona--had set the bar so dismally low. Not any more. Read the Obama speech. It's meaningful.

(Holly Mullen)


  1. I forget. How many electoral votes does Germany have post-unification?

  2. Just a couple less than Utah, anonymous. Get used to saying President Obama.

  3. Anonymous 1: I forget. Did you give a rat's ass about Germany when Bush gave his famous back rub to German Chancelor Merkel? Did the great unifier/decider cut you in on a piece of that sexy action? Obama's speech was for Americans as well Europeans and Germans.

  4. Oooh, that's right. That back rub. Thanks again for reminding me what a rube/frat boy is our president. Only five more months!

  5. LoL. That Obama fellow is so self important. He thinks he's Jesus hiimself. Look at him: as the WSJ points out, he talks about how critical America's dedication to Germany in her "darkest hours" was, yet he wants to tell Iraq that they are not our problem. But Darfur is...

    He's a great speaker. That doesn't mean his speeches have a constant philosophy driving them.

  6. Yes, lets have more GWB. The hallmark of consistency and humility.


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