Jun 092009
 

Reading through Gerard Henderson’s column this morning, I have to admit to not understanding the purpose or intent of same.
Is Henderson attempting to critique Obama and his landmark speech to the Muslim world last week, or is he attempting to claim that while Obama may be speaking the truth, he’s not speaking the whole truth, so help whatever God he chooses to worship. Henderson makes note of Obama’s Islamic name, of which hoardes of the ‘usual suspects’ have made a great deal. Baselessly, but a great deal none the less. Why does Henderson allude to the obvious, if not to critique? Is he attempting to claim that because Obama’s father was a Muslim, that Obama is perfectly poised and equipped to address the global Muslim cohort as no other POTUS before him has been?
I’m bemused. I dare say Gerard is as well. It’s not one of his most cogent columns.

  8 Responses to “But What Does It All Mean?”

  1. “cogent column”?!? Gerontius? WHen has he ever created or originated a column that wasn’t from a faded carbon discarded by the usual suspect RWDBs?
    Nobody, outside ameriak with even a passing familiarity with well crafted & spoke english could write “As an exponent of the spoken English language, he ranks with Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.”
    Raygun could read a script (apparently a vile aspersion when BO does it – see Gerontius’ next sentence) but could string half a dozen wrods together coherently which resulted in the 5 o’clock follies of the 80s when his flack would emerge to correct the Prez mispeaks of the day.
    Thatcher, as a chemist & a lawyer, could write legible english but no-one ever accused her of soaring rhetortic and grand inspiring vision.
    As for Blaaahhhh & Bubba, it’s hard to know which is the ultimate in verbless sentences, subjunctiove cluases and hanging participles.
    Not that I think much of BOs boilerplate but at least he can speak english, unlike his unlamented predecessor who must share, with the Rodent, the distinction amongst national leaders of being forgotten before even leaving/being dragged off the stage.

  2. “cogent column”?!? Gerontius? WHen has he ever created or originated a column that wasn’t from a faded carbon discarded by the usual suspect RWDBs?
    Nobody, outside ameriak with even a passing familiarity with well crafted & spoke english could write “As an exponent of the spoken English language, he ranks with Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.”
    Raygun could read a script (apparently a vile aspersion when BO does it – see Gerontius’ next sentence) but could string half a dozen wrods together coherently which resulted in the 5 o’clock follies of the 80s when his flack would emerge to correct the Prez mispeaks of the day.
    Thatcher, as a chemist & a lawyer, could write legible english but no-one ever accused her of soaring rhetortic and grand inspiring vision.
    As for Blaaahhhh & Bubba, it’s hard to know which is the ultimate in verbless sentences, subjunctiove cluases and hanging participles.
    Not that I think much of BOs boilerplate but at least he can speak english, unlike his unlamented predecessor who must share, with the Rodent, the distinction amongst national leaders of being forgotten before even leaving/being dragged off the stage.

  3. Yes, but I got you first……it is best served cold, y’know :)

  4. Yes, but I got you first……it is best served cold, y’know :)

  5. WTF is IQSRLOW: about – have you been trying to insinuate sense into crazies again?

  6. WTF is IQSRLOW: about – have you been trying to insinuate sense into crazies again?

  7. he’s a rabid looney who I had put in his place by his own hand. The spite is eating him away. I hope. :)

  8. he’s a rabid looney who I had put in his place by his own hand. The spite is eating him away. I hope. :)