Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Obama wearing out his welcome already?
I had to stay late to listen and write tomorrow's editorial on President Obama's news conference this evening. The questions were pretty pedestrian and all too respectful, and the answers were pretty pedestrian as well. I'm beginning to wonder. Various biographical pieces have suggested that the U. of Chicago Law School made a strong effort to have him become a full-time faculty member, but I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't much of a lecturer. He's undoubtedly smart but he goes on and on, almost trying to show off that he grasps complexities and nuances, but not really offering all that much meat, and with a tendency toward condescension. And of course the more we get to know him the more we understand what a thorough statist he is, eager to use the power of the state to manipulate the world and lead the economy. If he really believes that pap he can't be all that smart. Here's the blog item I did for the Register's Orange Punch.