November 10, 2008 3 Comments
No, the post does not refer to the endless and erroneous comparisons to Camelot, the closest America has had to even a hint of royalty.
The comparison is to Princess Di and it came in one of the 2 columns referenced here.
Both of these pieces ran in the UK’s Daily Mail, quick someone cue up Paperback Writer!
One piece is written by Peter Hitchens (below)
Whether or not Mr. Hitchens’ laid it on a little thick with the column’s title can only be ascertained after reading his opinion. I thought he made a couple of keen and dispassionate observations.
Here’s the intro to the column,
Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell – or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.
The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.
I really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts.
It can be argued that Obamamania hasn’t been described any better than this.
The second piece is by Liz Jones and it focuses on our future First Lady, Michelle Obama.
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