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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Tale of Two Leaders

I’m not going to say much more about the events in Arizona.  There’s not much more to be said and I hope that tonight’s memorial will bring some closure to the events.  The President’s speech tonight was, in my opinion, outstanding.  No politics other than a generalized inspirational message.  He focused on the victims and not the perpetrator.  He deliberately avoided the latest pop psychology attempts to explain this tragedy.

I have a habit of reading Obama’s speeches than watching them since I want to avoid getting swept up in his gift for oratory (also he tends to give them during the Nightly Battle to Put Sal 11000 Beta to Bed).  This was one of the few I’ve read (along with his Nobel Prize speech) that I thought highly of.  It’s the sort of thing Sarah Palin should have said instead of what she did say.  And it reminded me of why, unless the GOP keeps their heads of out their asses, Obama is going to be re-elected in landslide in 2012.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 01/12/11 at 08:29 PM in Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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