Obama in video at the Berlin Wall
Obama went to Berlin before his election, on a triumphant campaign tour. He had time to go to Copenhagen to plead for a Chicago Olympics. And he will make time for an extra-special Oslo jaunt in order to receive his very own Nobel Peace Prize.
But he only found time to appear at the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall through the magic of video. Otherwise, poor Hillary will have to do.
As part of his taped address, Obama intoned:
“Few would have foreseen … that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent.”
I have a bit of a quarrel with the word “led” to refer to what Obama is doing to this country. But of course, it’s never about him—except when it is. The man seems compelled to continually bring his personal history into each and every occasion, even when he can’t be bothered to be personally present.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
He Phones It In, Giving A Shout Out To Himself