Popularity: For the second straight day, the article topping the Times' list of "most e-mailed" articles was the one featuring a report on vulgar place-names in England (see "The Solipsist" of January 23). This all goes to support a theory that this commentator has been investigating for some time now: All Americans are 5 years old.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The Rebirth of the Cool, Popularity (A Brief Post)
The rebirth of the cool: The Solipsist likes President Obama. That was probably clear from earlier posts, but here's an example of why. According to today's Times, during a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss the economy and plans to revive it, the President got into a minor argument with Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA). Mr. Cantor was expressing a standard Republican line on tax policy, and Mr. Obama basically responded thus: "You have some good points, and I respect your position. We just have some basic philosophical differences. And (oh, by the way) I'm the President." Just awesome.