November 3, 2008
Perhaps the "H" Stands for Hubris
We can assume that when Barack Obama takes the oath of office, unlike every other president in history, he will omit his middle name -- since it is a no-no to bring up that it is “Hussein.”
Perhaps he may substitute “Hubris.” With all these speeches that “the One” gives about how the sea levels will fall and that change will begin as soon as he takes office, Obama’s arrogance is not only getting pretty hard to take, it’s also setting him up for a potential fall from a great height should things not work out quite as he planned.
I recall with amusement the last politician who was that overweeningly self-confident about how much the universe was going to change when he took charge.
“In a Spitzer administration, the road to responsive and responsible government will begin on Day One.” That was former New York Governor Elliott Spitzer on the day of his election. In less than a year, his poll numbers were in the toilet... and that was before news broke that he was carrying on with a high-priced hooker.
I’m not saying that Obama is cavorting with loose women. Far from it. But I think that a lot of his radical past is being swept under the rug by the media that is determined to have a Democratic president and no ifs, ands, or buts, by God! So we might see some honest reporting once they have accomplished their task.
And what happened to Jimmy Carter, who began to take his initials a little too seriously, could happen to Obama. Someone who is so inexperienced yet so supremely self-confident -- someone who has always gotten his way in the past and rarely experienced a setback -- is cruising for a comeuppance.
Hatched by Dave Ross on this day, November 3, 2008, at the time of 8:09 PM
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