Monday, May 3, 2010

"He's just zees guy, you know?"

In commenting on David Remnick's new Bio of His Imperial Majesty, The Bridge, Rantberg's Nimble Spemble notes

Who Is Barack Obama?
Remnick makes effective use of interviews he did have with members of the President's oft-interviewed inner circle. He offers shrewd insights--theirs and, sometimes, his own. You feel you're getting close to understanding something important when you hear Valerie Jarrett, the President's confidante and adviser, say of him: "He knows exactly how smart he is.... He's been bored to death his whole life. He's just too talented to do what ordinary people do."

I guess that's why so many in his administration full of smart, talented people have problems with the IRS.

Somehow, I don't think the understanding I get from hearing Valerie Jarret's breathless Obama-worship is the understanding she thinks I get from it...

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