Obama the Known

Helen Cadogan
Richard Cohen denudes Barack Obama of his glorious obamessiah veneer. Cohen concludes his article Obama the Unknown, with this puzzling statement: "I know that Barack Obama is a near-perfect political package. I'm still not sure, though, what's in it."

How Cohen can say this at the end of his article, heaven alone knows.

Here's what Cohen's article indicates is in Obama's "near-perfect political package": inexperience; egotism; self-interestedness; inconstancy; disloyalty; cowardice; double-mindedness; double-tonguedness; opportunism; lack of conviction; lack of leadership; lack of honor; good looks (?); and, ease with a teleprompter.

While it's perfectly fine for Richard Cohen to delude himself about what is in Obama's "near-perfect political package," it's a bit much for him to do the same to his readers.
Richard Cohen denudes Barack Obama of his glorious obamessiah veneer. Cohen concludes his article Obama the Unknown, with this puzzling statement: "I know that Barack Obama is a near-perfect political package. I'm still not sure, though, what's in it."

How Cohen can say this at the end of his article, heaven alone knows.

Here's what Cohen's article indicates is in Obama's "near-perfect political package": inexperience; egotism; self-interestedness; inconstancy; disloyalty; cowardice; double-mindedness; double-tonguedness; opportunism; lack of conviction; lack of leadership; lack of honor; good looks (?); and, ease with a teleprompter.

While it's perfectly fine for Richard Cohen to delude himself about what is in Obama's "near-perfect political package," it's a bit much for him to do the same to his readers.