Will the Real Mahatma Gandhi Please Stand Up
First, we were told that Obama was Mahatma Gandi:
Maya Angelou, one of America’s foremost living poet, says Barack Obama can be a great leader, just like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
Angelou, a veteran of the civil rights movement who worked with Martin Luther King Jr., said she was “thrilled” that “now we may grow beyond the ignorance of racism, sexism, ageism, the ignorance that keeps us from being the great country we are.”
“I see parallels in lots of things. I think now of Rev King’s dream and the Kennedys’ dream; Malcolm X’s dream … I see parallels all over the world. I think of Gandhi and Mandela. I do think he could be a great man like those other men, I do indeed,” she told The Times newspaper in comments published Tuesday.
But, Gandi never air-raided villages and killed innocent civilians.
Now, we’re being told that Governor Blagojevich is the real Mahatna Gandi:
Impeached Gov. Blagojevich, on the first leg of his media blitz timed to the start of his impeachment trial, in an NBC interview broadcast on The Today Show Sunday compared himself to human rights heros Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
But, Mahatna Gandi was never a bookie linked to the Chicago mob.
It’s all so confusing.
UPDATE: The Anchoress notes a few more confusing items:
“This administration will not torture”: Unless we feel it’s prudent to. Any criticism from the left? :::I hear chirping:::
“We are post-partisan and I will listen to everyone:” Except we’re not really and um…forget that. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” :::chirp:::
“It is arrogant, divisive, rude, hubristic and IMPERIAL to suggest that as President you are the “decider”: Until a Democrat says “I won; I will trump you.” At that point, it’s self-assured, direct and reassuringly authoritative. :::chirp:::
“Too much power consolidated in the White House is a very bad thing:” Except when it’s not. Hello? :::chirpchirpchirp:::