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How to be President

May 23, 2009

Love the propaganda: Here’s something to keep in the back of your mind anytime the president “addresses the nation,” or decides to “speak directly to the people,” because Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce’s valuable advice to wayward monogamists works for American presidents too:

So good on you, president Obama! I see what you did there. When you want people to maintain a belief in your respect for the rule of law, all you need to do is pay it some lip service, because they want to believe you.

If I’ve done my job here you will allow Dustin Hoffman’s words, speaking as Lenny Bruce, to color everything you hear Dear Barry say.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2009 5:47 PM

    People want to believe Obama because it’s so mush easier than admitting we were duped by a well managed campaign…

  2. May 25, 2009 9:59 PM

    We were boldly duped by a scheming and manipulative campaign. Time to own it.

  3. May 26, 2009 7:27 AM

    LewScannon: we might want to sit down and have a beer with him a little bit less, but we still have to admit that at least the guy speaks in complete sentences, right?
    i love the construction of your comment, CG. who’s more bold the dupes or the guy who duped ’em? which makes it hard to believe why my hometown newspaper fired you from their editorial page in the dream i had this morning.

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