Sunday, May 16, 2010

Truest statement of the week II

Barack Obama killed at the White House correspondents' dinner a couple of weeks back.
It was a pretty funny speech, though not in the least self-deprecating, which is traditionally what these occasions are supposed to be about.
George W. Bush understood that. He gamely mocked himself, year after year.
Not Obama, though. He took shots at everyone except himself and, at one point, warning celebrity suitors to stay away from his two daughters, said: "Boys, don't get any ideas. Two words for you: Predator drones. You'll never see it coming."
The line drew a big laugh and the cable news shows (with the exception of the perpetually unimpressed Fox News) fawned all over the president's performance the next morning.
Here's a thought, though: What if George W. Bush had delivered the Predator line?

-- Neil Macdonald, "The media love-in with Barack Obama" (CBC).
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