6/30/08

Times: Stanley Fish is Bored by the Obama-McCain Campaign

How sad. The primaries are over. Mr Fish finds nothing of interest now in the actual presidential election campaign.

How glad we are not to share Fish's ennui and lack of values. Every day we see new torches lit as more folks are turned on to Barack's messages of change and hope. We see more clearly the contrast between a true leader with values and a weak puppet with no agenda. We see less gossip and gotcha-playing and more understanding of what our country stands for and who will bring us closer to that.

Yawn. Sleepy Mr. Fish, perhaps it's time for your long-long nap. We will wake you up in November when the country has turned the corner to a new era.
Is That All There Is?

From early February through the beginning of June, the lament one heard from the political pundits (echoing Cicero’s first oration against Catiline) went this way: How long shall we have to endure the ordeal of the Democratic primary? How long before we get to the real thing?

But now it turns out that the primary season – extended, it was said, beyond expectation or reason – was the real thing. And I say that because, at least to date, the current season – the season that was to bring a once-in-a-century contest between two men of different generations and clearly opposed ideologies – has been totally uninteresting... [yawn -> more]

1 comment:

bryce said...

"Mr Fish finds nothing of interest now in the actual presidential election campaign.

How glad we are not to share Fish's ennui and lack of values."

Finding nothing of interest = lack of values? Hmmmmmm... On earlier posts, you said you "don't care" about a) a publisher's claims and b) a petition about a Barnard professor. Does that mean that in those cases, you have a "lack of values"