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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:46 AM
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Will gives President Obama his props (albeit begrudgingly).....
Lots of so-called conservatives are starting to wake up to the monster they created 30 years ago.

Speech Therapy

By George F. Will
Wednesday, January 21, 2009; A11

Wondering if his publisher liked the manuscript of "Les Misrables," Victor Hugo sent a terse note: "?" His publisher replied as tersely: "!" That was the nation's response to Barack Obama's inaugural address, even though -- or perhaps because -- one of his themes, delicately implied, was that Americans do not just have a problem, they are a problem.

"The time has come," he said pointedly, "to set aside childish things." Things, presumably, such as the pandemic indiscipline that has produced a nation of households as overleveraged as is the government from which the householders insistently demand more goods and services than they are willing to pay for. "We remain," the president said, "a young nation." Which, even if true, would be no excuse for childishness. And it is not true. The United States is older, as a national polity, than Germany or Italy, among many others.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:52 AM
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1. "Obama, whose trumpet never sounds retreat..."--I like that.
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:34 AM
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2. Poor George Will.
The man has never taken a deep breath in his life and now he has to pass this kidney stone.
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