Thursday, June 10, 2010

Read and Discuss

This is a great OpEd about Obama's state of mind --or frame of reference as President. One of those things I wish I could make all my friends read and then come over for kabobs and talk about...

The Alien in the White House

"...One of his first reforms was to rid the White House of the bust of Winston Churchill—a gift from Tony Blair—by packing it back off to 10 Downing Street. A cloudlet of mystery has surrounded the subject ever since, but the central fact stands clear. The new administration had apparently found no place in our national house of many rooms for the British leader who lives on so vividly in the American mind. Churchill, face of our shared wartime struggle, dauntless rallier of his nation who continues, so remarkably, to speak to ours. For a president to whom such associations are alien, ridding the White House of Churchill would, of course, have raised no second thoughts..."

Read the entire piece.

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