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Apathy in the Executive
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan

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Posted By:garnet, 5/2/2014 8:58:26 AM

Friends and I kept seeing groups of Poles who´d taken planes or 20-hour bus rides to be here for the canonization of John Paul II. They did not look wealthy. A lot of them wouldn´t have had tickets to the big mass because the Vatican kept saying there were no tickets. (In fact there were, and they were thoughtfully color-coded.) (Snip)In the days before and after the canonization, I couldn´t help reflect on what a leader is, and how it is that great leaders engender gratitude, loyalty and love. You have to stand for something. You have to suffer for

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Desperata, 5/2/2014 9:10:42 AM     (No. 9833502)

I´m so weary of Peggy, I can´t even summon the energy for a good "I told you so." Despite her disappointed musings, I still get the feeling that she admires Obama as a wordsmith and visionary. She still doesn´t truly see him for what he is - a liar, an ideologue, profoundly un-American, and a fraud.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/2/2014 9:45:55 AM     (No. 9833556)

Peggy helped get him into office. Her disappointment means nothing.

Obama has destroyed this country. He will never engage because he is the front man. All he is supposed to do is enjoy the perks and give speeches.

ValJar is running this country and no one will convince me otherwise!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 5/2/2014 10:31:00 AM     (No. 9833620)

Well Peggy, at least you don´t have Sarah Palin to kick around anymore.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: K620, 5/2/2014 5:32:52 PM     (No. 9834209)

Peg, you´ve nailed it. Unfortunately, six years too late. Confession is good for the soul, I´ve heard; so say it, Peg: mea culpa. Whether you meant to or not, your starry eyes and bully pulpit hurt a lot of people and really damaged a once great country.

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