Your Take #13

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January 19, 2009 4:09 p.m.

From TPM Reader EL

Frankly, I’m tired of the hero-worship mentality, some of it, I’m afraid, of self-design by Obama himself. If you want to be compared to Lincoln, then govern like him, which is to say, produce the results and earn the comparison after the fact. The retracing of the train route for no transportation purpose is sheer showmanship. Too much self-glorification clothed in the facade of humility. We progressives should not be in a hero-worshiping swoon reminiscent of right-wing Bush worshipers. The proof is in the pudding, and it’s still cooking on the stove. A sound and a fury whose significance is yet to be seen. A spectacle paid for by Wall Street…follow the money.

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