Tuesday, July 19, 2016

O/T: Who "Said It Better" -- Wore It Better -- And LIVED It, Better?

It may well be that Mrs. Trump didn't initially tell the truth when she said she wrote most of it herself, but it is wickedly ironic, just the same.

The words she, or her ghost-writer, clearly stole center on her family values -- and the value of keeping one's word. I prefer the ORIGINAL -- genuine article, not the pale imitation, per the NYT:

. . . .Mrs. Obama, in her 2008 speech:

"Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them. And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them. . . ."

Just. Go. Compare. Stolen, I tell you.

I am tempted to say that I didn't prefer it* in the plagiarized German/Slovenian version -- but that would be small-minded. So instead, I'll just note that the Trump candidacy is a train-wreck unfolding in slow motion. He will lose in a landslide, now. Bank on it. Out on a flawless Tuesday morning -- enjoying the fresh air!


* That is a perhaps too-oblique reference to an immortal Art Buchwald bon mot, about a Pat Buchanan speech in the early 1980s, when he said "Actually, I preferred it in the original German. . . ." Now you know.


Anonymous said...

"Pale imitation" Ha, love it.

Condor said...

Thanks -- truly, this stuff just writes itself -- pure WWF tonight!