THE ABSURD TIMES
(After one week of owning the Absurd Times)
Today is a strange day. This entire weekend has been a tremendous to my cynicism and pessimisson concerning the contemporary American political scene. First, on Saturday, Obama gave a very inspiring speech on his victory in South Carolina after a week of sleaze from the Clintons. Yesterday, Caroline Kennedy published a piece in the NY Times endorsing him, she who was 3 years old when JFK died, mentioned that Obama had inspired some of the same emotions that people had told her JFK did. She had never experienced that feeling before. Today, Ted's son, JFK's daughter, and Ted Kennedy all gave speeches in support of Obama, and Ted's was one that will be quoted endlessly far into the future. I wondered in Obama could rise to the occassion of following Ted, and he did, and only one sentiment in it had I predicted -- "humbled".
I have to be wrong right now, but I actually feel positive about things political as I listed to a 1958 version of the Diabelli variations.
The best analysis line in the following discussion came from Cris Matthews who invoked the great movie Adadeus. My own twist or version of the analogy is that Hillary Clinton is the Salieri of Presidential Politics.
Well, at least it's interesting