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The adolescent president

April 28, 2014
By George F. Will , Washington Post Writers Group

WASHINGTON - Recently, Barack Obama - a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment - spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue - in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor's county - after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a "meanwich" and a "stinkburger."

 
 

 

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