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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Educated Insularity Might Cause Revulsion 

Is this supposed to be funny? The Washington Post on Barack Obama's elitism in choosing people from a narrow little circle of the educated:

In a country where politicians often wrap their learning in folksy charm to avoid seeming elitist, his candidacy represented a forthright assertion of intellectual prowess, as he turned his oratory and cerebral demeanor into campaign assets.

Unfortunately, Andy Borowitz already got there in the Huffington Post: Obama's Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy:

According to presidential historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota, some Americans might find it "alienating" to have a president who speaks English as if it were his first language.

The Washington Post article is not bad. Bit obvious in places, maybe.



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