Sunday, January 04, 2009

764. Smaller than life

Just fifteen more days. Some brilliant words from Frank Rich's op-ed column in today's New York Times:

"We like our failed presidents to be Shakespearean, or at least large enough to inspire Oscar-worthy performances from magnificent tragedians like Frank Langella. So here, too, George W. Bush has let us down. Even the banality of evil is too grandiose a concept for 43. He is not a memorable villain so much as a sometimes affable second banana whom Josh Brolin and Will Ferrell can nail without breaking a sweat. He’s the reckless Yalie Tom Buchanan, not Gatsby. He is smaller than life."

--"A President Forgotten but Not Gone"

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