Day: April 8, 2009

I can’t stand this indecision
Married with a lack of vision
Everybody wants to rule the world
Say that you’ll never never never never need it
One headline why believe it?
Everybody wants to rule the world

— “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Tears For Fears

“During the campaign it was absolutely something we heard regularly,” said David Binder, who conducts focus groups for the Obama White House. “The imagery of the president being well received . . . is something that makes Americans feel proud again — that we have a leader who is well liked and respected throughout the world.”

Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell said of the trip: “He looked like a leader, he acted like a leader, and he was a leader. Whether there were any great substantive accomplishments remains to be seen. But the perception of him moving in the community of nations was great for the country.” (Los Angeles Times)

My fair Hopey McChangey (“Change We Can Believe In” posters included) went to Europe and got a welcome worthy of Julius Caesar returning from the Battle of Munda. Or you’d think that’s what it was from the panicked reactions of the paranoid pundits.

(And yes, paranoid pundits, I realize the irony of referencing the Battle of Munda, of which Caesar returned to Rome, disbanded the Republic and became Emperor for life. I was mocking you.)

Por ejemplo:

(More after the jump!)

Continue Reading
Back to top