26 July 2008

david brooks is a lame old geezer

in his column, "playing innocent abroad", david brooks does what he typically does and missed the boat for the sake of trying to find something cleverly dismissive in obama's berlin speech,

and my letter to david:

"lame, really lame column... i guess it's easy to sit at the front of the crowd, hear the same speech over and over for a year and a half, and forget how much that american pride stirred in you the first time you heard it. or how much it might mean to those hearing it for the first time. to hear an american presidential _candidate_, not an american president, give a speech talking about uniting, as opposed to dividing, is pretty f'ing amazing. and for a foot soldier on the ground, i can tell you that the power of his speeches and the gift of empowerment obama's message gives goes a whole lot further in to downtrodden communities than your baby-boomer naysaying in the new york times. you just sound like a bitter old geezer, with low expectations for a brighter future. so lame..."

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