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Generation Pap

The Big Stink Wrote: May 18, 2012 1:23 PM
I think it was brilliant how you infused the words "twaddle" and "piffle" into a article which is, at its essence, an indictment of the narcissistic; an indictment which includes everyone but me and you.

This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more pathetic than usual because there's a presidential election in the offing. And because the current occupant of the White House won in 2008 in no small part due to his success with the "youth vote," he is desperate for them to repeat their blunder.

At the all-women's school Barnard College, President Obama spoke to the audience as if they were an...