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DNN cameras caught ex-President Lincoln on the golf course, and asked him about the comparison President Obama has drawn with him.
It might have been quaint had Obama likened himself to some B-List American President. The temerity to go from 0-60, like a Porsche Boxster, straight to Lincoln is usually a bit too much hubris for the average politician to pull off. Is one pit stop at the James K. Polk exit too much to ask?
But Obama is no ordinary politician. The righteous wind that Obama feels at his back is the Media Tabernacle Choir constantly singing his praises.
Consider the media's reaction to Lloyd Bentson's smackdown of Dan Quayle when Bentson said, "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy: I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." The media's take was that this was a well deserved shot across the bow of the impudent young senator.
And what was Quayle's brazenness? He pointed out that he was the same age as Kennedy. Not that he was Kennedy.
Hey, he didn't even claim to be like the other JFK: John (what the heck does that F stand for again?) Kerry.
Quayle might not have known how to spell potato, but he was smart enough to avoid making an iconic comparison of himself with someone on the wrong side of the aisle.
You would think the media would at least give Obama a hard time for likening himself to a Republican, and not FDR, the Democrats' Lincoln. After all, BHO has sort of a ring to it.
Meanwhile, while Obama is busy putting the chalk lines on Mount Rushmore for the chiselers to follow, DNN news has tracked down the real Abraham Lincoln to ask him what he thinks of the brash, bold new President.