Stupid Pundit Tricks
Niall Ferguson writes:
President Barack Obama reminds me of Felix the Cat. One of the best-loved cartoon characters of the 1920s, Felix was not only black. He was also very, very lucky. And that pretty much sums up the 44th president of the US as he takes a well-earned summer break after just over six months in the world’s biggest and toughest job.
Above that is a picture of a happy Obama walking through a devastated landscape. The caption reads, "Felix the Cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat! Whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks!"
Incidentally, this wasn't some ill-conceived blog post. It was a column in the Financial Times. And it's not as if that ... unfortunate opening precedes some brilliant argument. Instead, we get "six months in, Mr Obama still has the look of a lucky, two-term president. But that could change if voters become even more disenchanted with the legislative branch and start blaming the president for the looming fiscal train-wreck." Yep! If things change, then they will be different.
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