“He Ventured Forth…”
Posted by Ryan on July 25, 2008
The latest piece from Times Online editor, American Gerard Baker, first came to my attention about an hour ago and it’s a doozy!
His latest op-ed is absolutely awesome. Baker takes the media’s open desire to make Barack Obama the Savior/Messiah and completely pokes fun at those who have this view (he also calls Gordon Brown, Gordon the Leper!) through colorful and biblical-style language. I don’t think the New Yorker crowd will misunderstand this satire, but one never knows. Here’s a sample from the beginning:
“And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.
The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.”
I wish Obama would have “ventured forth” to the wounded troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, but that would have seemed “too political.” The Pentagon simply told him not to bring his media and campaign troglodytes, but he could go as an elected official, rather than a candidate. He chose not to go. However, he made it to the gym though.