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Revelation: David Brooks Has Finally Figured Out Why Obama Is So Popular

CherDash Wrote: May 16, 2012 1:07 AM
Rarely self-indulgent? He must be thinking of someone else, he sure isn't describing the Narcissist-in-Chief who is currently in the WH.

David Brooks yesterday wrote a column calling Obama the 'ESPN Man.' Apparently, that vague term means something different than merely watching ESPN religiously. It means that, along with accomplishing little as president besides eating dinner with George Clooney, Obama has embodied 'a kind of ESPN masculinity': "postfeminist in his values, but also thoroughly traditional in style — hypercompetitive, restrained, not given to self-doubt, rarely self-indulgent. Administrations are undone by scandal and moments when they look pathetic, but this administration, guarded in all things, has rarely had those moments."

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