Monday, January 19, 2009

Bleh Pt. 2

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural address is one of the most anticipated speeches in decades, with many expecting his words to be chiseled into marble some day.

Obama aides said that the speech will last 18 to 20 minutes and that Obama will emphasize that America is entering a new area of responsibility.

He will say that America has been hurt by a "me first" mentality that has contributed to the current economic crisis, aides say, and call on individuals -- as well as corporations and businesses -- to take responsibility for their actions."

2 thoughts. One, Obama's speech isn't getting chiseled into marble some day. Like a Jay, his delivery >>>>>>> what he's saying. If you don't believe me, read his convention speech, his victory speech, his Iowa victory speech (the zany hubris of which can't be overemphasized), or his race speech - none of them are that special on paper. Not at all. Not that it won't sound like a classic, but it sure won't read like one. More importantly, though, a "me first mentality" has contributed to the current economic crisis?? What? Yes, the reason unemployment is on the rise and retailers just had the shittiest Christmas season since the days of Hoover (slight exaggeration here) is because people put themselves first. We can community service ourselves out of this mess. Yeah, we've seen some spectacular cases of economically destructive misbehavior in the past eight years (Madoff, Enron, dishonest lending), but that's still the dumbest shit I've ever heard. When we get out of this recession, it'll be precisely because of individuals, families, small businesses and corporations putting themselves first. That's just how economies work. In other depressing news, Paterson's apparently going to pick the Democratic answer to Sarah Palin for Hillary's spot after all. The woman said "you know" 138 times in a 15-minute interview.

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