Department of Smart Questions -- Neoneocon Edition

Our President is beginning to remind me of those fascinating and remarkable stories of successful people who reveal later in life that they can't read. Somehow, despite having to perpetrate a kind of fraud, they managed to build a pretty good life.

The thing is, though, not a single one of them has ever had anywhere near the power bestowed upon Obama.

Abraham Lincoln (a man our President pseudo-idolizes) is quoted as once saying, "If you want to test a man's character, give him power."

How's Obama doing so far on the character part?

Posted by Roderick Reilly at March 20, 2009 2:48 PM

That was a brilliant reading on the teleprompter crutch. Wow. Frightening in that it feels so true.
We are so screwed.

Posted by Cathy at March 20, 2009 3:42 PM

Look at the bright side. Instead of the hassle of impeaching our leader, we can just bring it back to Fry's and exchange it for a wide screen or something.

Posted by Gagdad Bob at March 20, 2009 3:47 PM

You are right abour the glaring differences between Neo and Peo. There simply isn't any comparison. Neo eats Peo's lunch 1000 times a day. Good get.

Posted by Webutante at March 20, 2009 4:36 PM

Chauncey Gardner, anyone?

Okay, not that bad. But bad enough.

Posted by bogie wheel at March 20, 2009 5:15 PM

Our Being There guy starts hating this nation with his first breath in the morning and spends his days waiting for the collapse he is furiously attempting to precipitate.

No mystery at all why he's chained to a teleprompter. Maniacal laughter always gives his sort away...

Posted by TmjUtah at March 20, 2009 5:49 PM

I have decided to start calling the Hussein administration the "Insane Clown Posse". I don't know anything about the band, but the name sure fits the clown show in the White House.

Posted by Fat Man at March 20, 2009 7:15 PM

Neoneocon is a treasure; her apparently endless reasonableness is outstripped only by her range of thought.

And the quality of the comment stream is simply unmatched on the Web.

Posted by Rob De Witt at March 20, 2009 7:21 PM

One of my young adult children observed that she would pony up actual cash, in advance, to be able to open Neo's blog each day (yours too, Gerard)......and that Noonan isn't even worth the mouseclick she costs.

There's hope for the future, but it's out here, not in D.C.

Posted by askmom at March 20, 2009 7:38 PM

Fat Man: Somebody somewhere called it the "Hussein Clown Posse". I don't remember where I saw that.

Posted by rickl at March 21, 2009 7:30 AM

"Why papers and media outlets are paying pundits like Noonan to write tripe, while writers like Neoneocon go begging, is beyond me."

Why aren't they paying Neo? Why aren't they paying you, Gerard?

Because neither of you would be willing to take the loyalty oath, toe the party line, perform the ritual thousand kowtows to the Wise Ones, et cetera ad nauseam infinitam. No mystery there. Sad, but neither obscure nor complex.

Posted by Francis W. Porretto at March 21, 2009 9:19 AM

Rob De Witt, "Neoneocon is a treasure; the apparently endless reasonableness is outstripped only by her range of thought.
And the quality of the comment stream is simply unmatched on the Web."

I couldn't agree more and would only add to the above Neo's commitment to thorough research.

Posted by Adagny at March 22, 2009 8:42 AM