**Posted by Phineas
I really think it’s impossible for Barack Obama to comment on any event without inserting himself:
Here in America, many of us will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with President Reagan, reminding the world that we are not simply carried along by the currents of history—we can shape them with moral conviction, unyielding courage and iron will. Michelle and I send our thoughts to the Thatcher family and all the British people as we carry on the work to which she dedicated her life—free peoples standing together, determined to write our own destiny.
And what’s this “we,” kemosabe? Your beliefs and policies are about as far from Prime Minister Thatcher’s and President Reagan’s as it can be while staying on the same planet.
Seriously, I wonder if he laughed at the absurdity when he read that.
Nah. That would require a modicum of self-awareness.
via Stephen Greene
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)