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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

B. Hoover Obama

 I just heard Krugman tell Keith Olberman that Obama's speeches sound a lot like those from Herbert Hoover in 1932.  "It's really quite depressing," he added, with no apparent sense of irony.

Hoover = Obama.

Why didn't I think of that?

Update (8/04):  Happy birthday, Dear Mr. President.

I thought I was being clever and unique in referring to Mr. Hopey-Changey in Hooverian* terms.  But a few seconds with TEH GOOGLY  has disabused me of that mistaken notion.

Other references provide quotes and react in a range from the quizzical to the severely misguided** (though very well written) to deep disappointment to something bordering on despair.  I am not alone.

* The earliest use on this blog that I can find quickly is from Feb 2, 2010.
** Seriously - Glenn Freaquing Reynolds!?!

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