Friday, October 30, 2009

Obama 'Most Powerful Writer Since Julius Caesar' Says NEA Chief

Obama 'Most Powerful Writer Since Julius Caesar,' Says NEA Chief - Political News -

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When I first saw this article several adjectives came to mind: fan, devotee, enthusiast, devotee, disciple, admiring, adoring believer, obsequious, toadying, sycophantic, fawning…

But only one seemed to fit: idiot.

We should remember that this individual is supposed to be an expert on the arts. I sincerely doubt the term "political pundit" appears anywhere in his job description nor, considering his statements, should it; but he does have the right to speak his mind. That's enshrined in our Constitution and must be upheld. We should, however, always look at the speaker for what he really is when judging the worth of his statements. Just because someone is successful in their chosen field does not automatically confer expertise in other disparate fields of endeavor.

But I kind of wonder what Mr. Landesman thinks of Bill Ayers' admission that he ghosted “Dreams?” Does that mean that Bill Ayers is a more powerful writer than Julius Caesar?

It's something to think about.

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