Bread and Circuses

Looks like there won’t be any Victor David Hanson column by this title, so I’ll go ahead and use it myself.  Over lunch, my ex-coworkers and I tried to predict what crowing headline Drudge would use to celebrate Chicago’s defeat.  Turns out the winner is “The Ego has Landed / World Rejects Obama: Chicago out in First Round”.  All in bright red caps, of course.

I’m glad that President Obama has been denied more political capital to advance his plans on health care (though I wonder how Brazil will fare in its own battle against socialism).  I do worry that Drudge’s obsessive coverage of this story has somewhat legitimized the “President as patron” model that Obama seems to have been following.  But it’s only appropriate that Obama should suffer for failed patronage when he had sought to benefit from its success.

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