Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lincolnesque? Hardly.

I saw multiple presskopfs talking about how the JFK Lama's speech was like Linconln's Gettysburg Address.

Here is what the contemporaneous Chicago Times had to say about the Gettysburg Address:
The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly, flat and dishwatery utterances of the man who has to be pointed out to intelligent foreigners as the President of the United States."
Source: Dishwatery Utterances – MOO2
Ironically, the presskophfs talk about like this when it comes to W. So, the JFK Lama has already received his kudos.

Another interesting comparison is Lincoln's talk was at time somewhat similar to Rev. Wright's. Lincoln called the referred to the Civil War as pennance for America's sin of slavery.

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