Monday, June 23, 2008

Obama Seal of Arrogance

The MSM, for all the biases, does have a sense of humor. Larry Sabato, University of Virginia Center for Politics director, explains that "The press corps adopts a subtext for each candidate... Daddy Bush was 'a nice guy but out of touch.' Bill Clinton was 'smart but randy.' Bob Dole was 'heroic but too old.' Gore was 'brilliant but a fibber and a bore.' Dubya was 'pleasant but dumb.' "

This past weekend, Barack Obama unveiled the Obama Presidential Seal. After days of derision and mockery, Obama 86ed the Seal.

"What a bizarre and dumb idea... It really feeds the arrogance narrative," said Chuck Todd, NBC political director.

Said Jake Tapper of ABC, "The Audacity of Hype... No word on whether they played a remix of 'Hail to the Chief' as Obama walked in."

LA Times Andy Malcolm quipped, Obama "has decided not to wait for any of the formalities like a presidential election, an inauguration or even a nomination, which he still hasn't actually officially won yet."

Marc Ambinder, Atlantic magazine, said, "I'm told that Obama recognizes that it was a silly mistake... Does the press think Obama is arrogant? Yes."

Larry concludes that the Obama subtext is becoming "charismatic but arrogant.”

Oh, and Obama may have dumped the seal because it's illegal.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


don said...

How is it that they are just now waking up? I have always found this guy arrogant and condescending.

Indigo Red said...

Media folk are slow. They only report what has already happened, so the press is always behind the curve.

todd said...

A faux seal? Not surprising, he is a faux candidate.

Indigo Red said...

Unfortunately, Obama is promising not faux, but real tax increases.