April 06, 2009
when restraint goes unappreciated
I realize we have an increasingly tedious president, and for my part I'm trying not to add to the tedium by carrying on about how tedious he is.
Not that I expect anyone to thank me. In fact, my blogging has been so light lately that I doubt readers appreciate my enormous restraint. The thing is, if I complained every time I found President Obama tedious, this blog would be a broken record.
However, when British journalists complain about our tedious president, that I cannot ignore.
Iain Martin has a column with the very understated title of "Barack Obama really does go on a bit." The first sentence really rubs it in:
Isn't it time for him to go home yet? It is good, in theory, that the new President of the United States is taking so much time to tour Europe. He arrived in London last Tuesday, has been to Strasbourg, Prague yesterday and now he's off to Turkey. It shows, I suppose, that he cares about the outside world and that is 'A Good Thing'. But his long stay means that we are hearing rather a lot from him, way too much in fact.No, you are not alone, but I wish you would just shut up. Martin's observations are as painful to read as they are damningly true.
Then there's the ultimate insult:
When he really gets going he's worse than Tony Blair.Ouch.
Well, at least he didn't say that Bush looked interesting by comparison.
posted by Eric on 04.06.09 at 07:12 PM
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