We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
President Obama’s appointee, Rocco Landesman, as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an ignoramus, whose own words keep reaffirming his lackyism and lack of knowledge.One might not think him unqualified by reading his official NEA bio: Yale PhD in Dramatic Literature, Yale assistant professor, president of a company that owns five major NYC theaters, successful Broadway show producer, board membership on several prestigious arts foundations.But, that impressive background has not stopped him from saying some outrageously idiotic and incorrect things in excess praise of President Obama’s purported literary skills.
Scott Johnson, of PowerLine blog, critiqued Landesman’s assertions: “Well, so what if Landesman is a bootlicker? Landesman is also an idiot….It would be hard to pack so much ignorance into one short paragraph if one were really trying.”
Today, Johnson gives Landesman space for reply. Landesman’s reply displays further ignorance of what he speaks, and Landesman’s attempt to slipperly elide from his previous stupid statement.Johnson comments: “It's the bootlicking, the ignorance, and the higher illiteracy that are Rocco's problems, not the lack of an editor. He really need not worry. Those of us concerned about the politicization of the cultural agencies and intrigued by the phenomenon of Obama worship will continue to find Rocco of interest.”
Remember, this is the NEA that a few weeks ago was caught trying to elicit pro-Obama propaganda from its grants beneficiaries. Now, the trail back to the White House is being exposed.
A couple I’m friendly with teach drama at a prestigious university.They are politically quite liberal, supporters of President Obama.Both are quite knowledgeable about literature and the arts, a pleasure to discuss these topics with, and also very well versed in political and other topics.Either would have made a superior appointee to Landesman.
So, why weren’t they?Simple.They are not rich and highly connected contributors to President Obama.
Michelle Malkin delves deeper into what she titles, “No Bundler Left Behind.” Despite, as in other areas, Obama’s campaign pledges otherwise, he has stuffed his administration with rich sycophants, some clearly unqualified, acting nefariously, or displaying embarrassing inanity.
In earlier administrations, certainly Republican ones but Democrat as well, we might have seen media exposes and uproars over NEA and this wider pattern of appointments (not to mention VP Biden's inanities).Instead, the media is behaving like relatives at a poorly performed way-off-Broadway production starring favorite incompetent relation Barack Obama.
So if this guy is an ignoramus and he has a PhD from Yale (I assume we mean the Ivy League school and not the one for locksmiths), my dumb-ass land grant BS college education leads me to one of the following conclusions:
1) He lied about going to Yale
2) The ideas, thoughts, or other evidence of this man's (I presume he is indeed a man, but I apologize if the beard threw me off) education are themselves a lie...or taken out of context, which is just another way of lying by telling the "truth". Of course my level of ignorance may prevent me from "understanding" so feel free to enlighten me.
3) Even advanced degree from Yale, including those obtained back in the good old days before advanced educations went to hell (or so I'm told, see confession of ignorance above) may not be worth squat and some people have wasted a lot of time and money. Yes, black swans and all, but we are talking Yale here. And a PhD. And nobody's noticed this until now?
4) I sense a disturbance in The Force...