Maureen Dowd Whines: 'Obama's So Hard to Mock and Marginalize'
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The New York Times ' Amber Von Tussle is upset because Barack Obama isn't giving her enough snark material:
At first blush, it would seem to be a positive for Obama that he is hard to mock. But on second thought, is it another sign that heâ€™s trying so hard to be perfect that itâ€™s stultifying? Or that eight years of W. and Cheney have robbed Democratic voters of their sense of humor?
Certainly, as the potential first black president, and as a contender with tender experience, Obama must feel under strain to be serious.
But he does not want the â€œtakeâ€ on him to become that heâ€™s so tightly wrapped, overcalculated and circumspect that he canâ€™t even allow anyone to make jokes about him, and that his supporters are so evangelical and eager for a champion to rescue America that their response to any razzing is a sanctimonious: Donâ€™t mess with our messiah!