Maybe it's because I've already had my winter cold, but so far I have avoided contracting the "Obama fever" now making the rounds among the news media. Especially after reading his book - which is his most substantive accomplishment to date - I just don't get it. Barack Obama is an interesting character, but presidential?!?! Just take a look at the silly passages in his book, The Audacity of Hope, where he gets all giddy about riding around in private jets, going on and on about "spotless" restrooms with "mechanical shoe-shine machines" and "lounges that feature big soft couches and big screen TVs." Until early this year he was seemingly oblivious to the ethical questions about who is subsidizing such travel, but nowadays he reimburses his corporate benefactors for the cushy flights. Perhaps Obama's zeal for elite transportation fuels his White House drive - I hear they have nice couches on Air Force One.
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