Kristol's float is a response to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' commencement speech at Butler University on Saturday, in which he tags bohemians in Paradise, and in particular, Barack Obama for self-absorption (ea).
All our lives, it’s been all about us. We were the “Me Generation.” We wore t-shirts that said “If it feels good, do it.” The year of my high school commencement, a hit song featured the immortal lyric “Na, na, nananana live for today.” As a group, we have been self-centered, self-absorbed, self-indulgent, and all too often just plain selfish. Our current Baby Boomer President has written two eloquent, erudite books, both about….himself.
Bill Kristol approves:
After what will be, in 2012, two decades of Clinton, Bush and Obama, maybe the nation will be ready to elect a Boomer president who disdains his own generation, and urges younger Americans to reject Boomer vanities and self-indulgence in the name of freedom and greatness?
[Hat tip: John McCormack]