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Joe Klein’s excellent column on Obama’s next steps, full of fresh reporting, gets a little extra spice courtesy of the Time editorial desk, which adds a bunch of parenthetical weblinks to other parts of Time‘s coverage. More than once the effect is pleasantly jarring, like a Greek chorus led by Vince from the Sham-Wow commercial:

Obama’s closest aides like to say he isn’t a “wonk” like Clinton, immersed in policy details to the point of immobility, but clearly the new President has a breadth and depth of policy interests, especially in comparison with his immediate predecessor. (See the best of the Obama Inaugural merchandise.)


(See pictures of Michelle Obama’s Jason Wu dress.)

  1. I love that shamwow guy. He oozes credibility. And did you see how the shamwow can soak up soda through the carpet? It’s dry as a bone under there!

  2. Klein is the same as ever, worshipful and sycophantic to the point where it gets to be kind of nauseating (and I say this as someone who actually likes Obama, though not in the same way as his vaguely creepy youtube personality cult). The sneering one sidedness of virtually all of his columns is one of the reasons I stopped subscribing to the print edition of Time. The others being the way they stopped covering any Canadian News and drastically slashed their coverage of anything involving culture, the economy, foreign affairs outside of Israel and Iraq, and pretty much everything other than U.S. Politics (U.S. politics consisting exclusively of George Bush from 2005-2007, and the Obama love fest since then).

  3. Speaking of First Lady Michelle Obama:

    Michelle Obama is a racial-minority individual, and in her heart and mind she inevitably does not endorse hate crimes committed by George W. Bush.

    George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

    George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

    And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

    Many people know what Bush did.

    And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush is a psychological prisoner.

    Bush has a lot to worry about.

    Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

    In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.