Friday, July 4, 2008
Nobody's Perfect: Steven Weber's Thoughts on Obama
I've excerpted actor Steven Weber's column at Huffington Post several times in the past, and here I go again. As I've probably said each of those times, Weber writes in a way that I wish I was capable. And more often than not, his opinions feel like they were pulled out of my own head, and polished by a professional editor. Having enjoyed his acting, and having seen him flex his brain on Million Dollar Password, it's frankly amazing that he's also a talented writer. There has to be a flaw in there somewhere, but darned if I can find it.
Here, Weber expresses his acceptance--and also a sad disappointment--with the fact that Barack Obama isn't perfect. It's probably high time we all realized that, and just remember that he is just a far better choice than John McCain, despite his flaws.
Oy. Have a Dream?
Disappointment in our elected (or yet to be elected) leaders seems sadly inevitable. Hell, if anything is exposed to the elements for too long deficiencies will unintentionally crop up or be forcibly teased out. For those of us who laud certain persons for espousing ideas of grandeur and eloquence which inspire and delight, the shift from rapture to resignation can be crushing. . .
Read more at: Huffington Post