Saturday, September 27, 2008

Above My Pay Grade

by Janet Crain

Poor Barack Obama; so many darn things are above his pay grade. Like when life begins, where his birth certificate is, who the old man who lived in his neighborhood really was*, how to buy a house without being "boneheaded", how you really should at least check out the flavor of a Church you choose to attend and the outrageous political babblings of its pastor, also you might realize that a disabled vet might have trouble typing, have an inkling of what your day job really is, how it's not nice to dis your Grandma who raised you and put you through an elite private school from age 10 on, how you really should vote yes or no every now and then as a United States Senator, how it's a tad bit presumptious to address a foreign nation as if you were the POTUS, how deeply offended people are by a flippant response to a serious moral issue, and on and on and on.

But give the guy a break; it must really hurt to knock yourself out for 17 years in your carefully planned strategy to become President. Paying all your dues, so to speak, cultivating all the right people, kissing all the right ..., skipping agilely over the stepping stones, never taking your eyes off the main prize. And then just when the finish line came into sight, out of nowhere, comes a bright new fresh face and personality and steals all your thunder. Oh, but ooops, that was Hilliary, right, and Obama was the upstart. Well, what goes around comes around and all that.

*In his 2001 screed, Fugitive Days, William Ayers recounts his life as a Sixties radical, his tenure as a Weatherman lieutenant, his terrorist campaign across America, and his enduring hatred for for the United States. "What a country," Ayers said in 2001. "It makes me want to puke."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Janet: Quite a recitation! You could also add political speech-making as something well above his pay grade: The guy is incapable of putting three words together without his trusty teleprompter (so he can then vomit forth David Axelrod's words, not his own, of course).

IMHO, I think Mark Levin hit it well the other day, when he noted that Obama simply does not act presidential, that is, does not act as if he wants or respects the office, at all. He fully intends, I'm certain, to be dictator once installed in the White House (as if!). But the Emperor (or Der Fuehrer, or Il Duce, if you prefer), His Enormity, has no clothes, as it were, since he will merely be the puppet of those "advising" him, like the thieves and unindicted criminals Chuck-u Schumer, Chris Dud and Barney ("What the hell did he say?") Frank, along with his brilliant Vice-President, Joe "Gaffe-a-minute" Biden.