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One Hundred Days of Platitude

Christopher Buckley 30 April 2009 No Comment

President Barack Obama marks his first 100 days in office, occasioning approximately 5,000 articles about this historic milestone event. Watch for the following interpretations:

Refreshing Change Pundits cleaving to this point of view will extol the new “tone” that Mr Obama has set, saying how “welcome” it is to have a US president who is not a “cringe-making embarrassment”, etc.

The attractiveness of the new first lady will be adduced, as well as the general darlingness of the first daughters. The new sustainable vegetable garden on the White House lawn will also be much cooed over.

Read more in the Financial Times

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