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November 23, 2009

It's Morning In America, Again

OK, no.
But Maureen Dowd is starting to wake up. She hasn't vomited the poison, but she's got an unpleasant case of the bed spins.

Check out this op-ed in which she compares Obama to Palin (favorably and unfavorably).

Itís time for the president to reinvent this formula and convey a more three-dimensional person.

Palin can be stupefyingly simplistic, but she seems dynamic. Obama is impressively complex but he seems static.

She nurtures her grass roots while he neglects his.

He struggles to transcend identity politics while she wallows in them. As he builds an emotional moat around himself, she exuberantly pushes whatever she has, warts and all ó the good looks, the tabloid-perfect family, the Alaska quirkiness, the kids with the weird names.

COUGHCOUGHSASHAMALIACOUGHCOUGH

She obviously can't think clearly about Palin (Identity politics? Really?), but her frustration at President Present is velvety and rich. 'Look alive! DO something!' is her gist.

Later on she actually exhorts Obama to be more like Palin. Oh my, my my.

Hey, remember what happened the last time a bunch of Democrats were disillusioned by an ineffectual and weak leader?

No? Me neither.

By the way, the whole thing is worth a read just for the pleasure of seeing her clutching at straws. There's a laugh-out-loud line where she actually typed "Like Reagan, Obama is..."

Pffft!
Oh yeah, you fuckin' WISH, Mo.
You. Wish.
Thanks to Eddiebear, who has a good related article on Althouse up at DPUD.


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