I can’t say that the rest of the article is all that interesting – Maureen Dowd seems to be under the impression both that her side won the recent shutdown (debatable), and that it’s surprising that Barack Obama isn’t going to do anything about it (laughable) – but this is new data for me:
When [Barack Obama] first saw the White House movie theater, he was surprised there were so many seats beyond what the first family would need.
That is the man, to a T. It’s also one major reason why it’s debatable to say that Obama’s side ‘won’ the recent shutdown. Contra Dowd and Valerie Jarrett, President Obama is not particularly impressive as either a thinker or an advocate; and while being easily bored is indeed a sign of genius, it is also a sign of dullness. I’ve been hearing for years about how brilliant this guy is; you’d think that I’d have seen evidence of it by now.