March 26, 2009

"When Obama Saw The Breadth Of His Domain, He Wept For There Were No More Worlds To Conquer."


At the White House’s celebration of Greek Independence Day Wednesday afternoon, President Obama got a little unexpected flattery from Archbishop Demetrios, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States

Listing a series of challenges Obama will need to deal with as president, Demetrios predicted: Demetrios to Obama: "Following the brilliant example of Alexander the will be able to cut the Gordian knot of these unresolved issues."

Obama responded by making a face to the crowd, prompting laughter. And when he took the mic, he speculated on what the compliment could do for him at home.

I know nothing about the Archbish. Perhaps he was just being old-fashioned. Perhaps he really was just trying to be encouraging. But it seems to me that there are very few educated people about these days who don't view Alexander as a raving megalomaniac.

So, hearty endorsement or subtle slam? You be the judge.

Posted by Robert at March 26, 2009 11:23 AM | TrackBack