Writing in the London Times, Arianna Huffington asks, “Has it really been only 100 days of Obama?” I know how she feels (but perhaps not quite in the same way . . .). The piece itself is pretty much as one might expect, but this, uh, stood out:
Obama has also offered tone setters that are a useful reminder that the President is more than just the country’s Chief Executive – that he and the First Lady are potentially its chief teachers. They have already taught a lot of lessons – about what and how we eat by planting an organic vegetable garden at the White House, and about commitment to family through their relationship with their daughters and by having the First Granny move into the White House.
Well, the thought that a politician and his wife might be the nation’s “chief teachers” (patronizing much?) doesn’t thrill me, but okay. I’ll also cheerfully grant Obama the “commitment to family” stuff (and I’d like to think that Ms. Huffington would say the same about George W. Bush), but the idea that the Obamas are teaching us simpletons ”what and how we eat by planting an organic vegetable garden,” well . . .
To repeat the question, “Has it really been only 100 days”?