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February 13, 2013

Virginia Heffernan Reviews Obama's New "Regal" App; Gets Slightly Bothered by the Increasingly Creepy Intrusion of Obama's Imperial Cult Into Her Life, But Then Decides He's a Good King

She does start to pick up on that vibe -- the cult of the emperor, as many more primitive societies have featured.

itís never desperate; itís always professional; and itís a little short on true interactivity. Iíd say it was regal.

...

But Obama is a president and democratically elected in a country with a nominally free press, so I would be uncomfortable comparing him to a king, even a kindly one.

So she decides at the end, I guess, that she doesn't mind having her every waking thought devoted to the worship of his Celestial Majesty.

She figures her life could use the structure, I guess.


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