Friday, January 16, 2009

A rundown of the farewell speech

I couldn't bring myself to watch this speech. It's historic, but I just couldn't do it. I would have been spitting broken glass by the end. So, here is William Rivers Pitt, writing for to give you the blow by blow. Click the teaser quote for the jump:

Of course, of course, of course, it was a ridiculous speech. Preposterous. The worst one of all, and boy howdy, that is saying something. This, after all, was the man who gave us "Bring it on" and "Mission Accomplished," and who once was unable to think of any mistakes he might have made. Each of these was a legitimate phenomenon in every respect, to be sure, but the spectacle on Thursday night bent the definition of "absurd" into bold new shapes.

Enjoy basking in his gone-ness,


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