“What struck me most was his immense calm.

I kept looking for fissures in the façade,

some signal that the cool cat is a defense mechanism

or some tactical ploy to deflect or defuse an opponent.

Nary a crack.

You may as well try to find the Dalai Lama’s Achilles heel.

I suspect that if you cut Obama open,

you’d find a little Buddha sitting inside, smiling.”


Kathleen Parker interviewing Obama on Air Force One



~ by eaesthete on 02/23/09.

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