Friday, February 22, 2008


"The president who came to office with the most glittering array of experiences had served 10 years in the House of Representatives, then became minister to Russia, then serverd 10 years in the Senate, then four years as secretary of state (during a war that enlarged the nation by 33 percent), then was minister to Britain. Then in 1856, James Buchanan was elected president and in just one term secured a strong claim to being ranked as America's worst president. Abraham Lincoln, the inexperienced former one-term congressman, had an easy act to follow."
- George Will (The Washington Post, 2/21/08)


Anonymous said...

Could it be you have come under the spell of Obama?

I admit, he has a great gift of gab, but I think more in the line of a pimp than a politician. While both are liars by nature, pimps have a much more disastrous effect.

Lally said...

What a petty, low-minded, typically right-wing attack on a man who has spent his adult life working to help others and achieving a lot of the good he's done by reaching across the aisle in the Illinois Senate and in the U. S. Senate, and who is a solid example of all the supposed family values the rightwing pretends to stand for until one of their own gets caught with his pants down. You're attack on Obama is an obvious lie (he is as far from a "pimp" as your argument is from "reason") and if all politicians lie, and you are arguing publicly on my blog about politics in an attempt to influence others' political positions, than you are a politician and you are lying. Ad infinitem.

Anonymous said...

The man sleeps with his hat on. He hasn't spent ten years in one place since he graduated high school.

In 96 he was elected to Illinois State senate.
In 2000 he ran for US House of Reps
In 2004 ran for US Senate
Now he's running for president in 2008.

My observation of Obama is not meant to influence anyone. Members of the GOP make their own decisions based on their own principles. It is the Dems who follow blindly as their leaders order.

If you are of the opinion that politicians are not professional liars, I have a bridge in Hoboken I'd like to sell you.