Anthony, apart from the compulsive-addictive Emperor Worship that suffuses every syllable of this typically wretched Times piece (when is that statist dinosaur going to die?), I’m struck by the unabashed hypocrisy we find in the first two paragraphs:
“The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
`He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?’ said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. `He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.’”
But what of the overpopulated, overheated globe you promised to heal, O Exalted One? What about your carbon footprint? What happened to the austerity you famously promised to impose on the rest of us, whom you rebuked for eating too much and consuming too many resources?
We who compose the hoi polloi have creature comfort needs as well. Should we obey your dictates, or follow your (presumably infallible) example?9:21 pm on January 29, 2009 Email William Norman Grigg