Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Hollow Man

"Shape without form, shade without colour
Paralysed force, gesture without motion"
~ T. S. Eliot, The Hollow Men

From the Tuesday Wisconsin recall election to rumbles of national security leaks to his incredible statement in Friday's press conference that "the private sector's doing fine," President Obama has had a rough week. You'd think after 3+ years he would have started to figure out the political landscape, but as Eliot's poem notes, hollow men such as Mr. Obama have a "headpiece filled with straw. Alas!"

Yes, alas for our country. At least until November.

In my opinion, the president's lack of substance is simply catching up with him. In popular jargon, "there is no there there," which is what The Hollow Men states far more eloquently. For an absolutely hilarious description of President Obama's frenetic fundraising efforts, read Mark Steyn's piece on "Our Celebrity President." No matter how dire the circumstances, Steyn has a way of presenting the facts that makes me laugh. No "hollow man" he.