A Victory For Eloquence
Filed under: Editor at Large,Policy,Politics — Casey

President Obama

Congratulations, President-Elect Obama!


  • K. Moss said:  
    (On 5 November 2008 at 5:00 PM)

    I was in grade school and a teenager during most of the Civil Rights Movement. I grew up being told that anyone in the country could grow up to be president, but until yesterday never saw that promise fulfilled. And to have a president who can actually speak English without mangling the language is a double gift from the gods of politics and, as our editor says, eloquence. When we were discussing his speaking style on here months ago, I didn’t dare believe we would ever see Mr. Obama get here. Dare to believe, dare to believe. As Robert kennedy (channeling Camus) said, “Some men see things as they are and ask `why.’ I dream things that never were and ask, `why not?’

  • Belletra » Watchwords for 2009: SWAN said:  
    (On 6 January 2009 at 12:39 PM)

    […] you thought that Obama post was my swan song, think again. I’ll be diving back in (a swan dive?) this year with new posts […]

  • harry gleason said:  
    (On 4 March 2009 at 4:03 PM)

    I’m a 90-year old admirer of all things good English uasage. March 4th as National Grammar Day warms my inards.

  • Casey said:  
    (On 4 March 2009 at 5:00 PM)

    Glad to hear it!

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