I’m Not Favreau

Cuz I don’t write like that.

I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough, but I think Favreau wrote this speech, probably in collaboration with Obama.  It rocked.  I may start taking the Pledge of Allegiance again….

More later, but the imagery was perfect.



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9 responses to “I’m Not Favreau

  1. The Missus

    Ginger had a nice pic of the American Flag this morning. My first thought when I saw it was “That is my flag” It felt good. Not sure about the pledge.

  2. Not sure about the pledge.

    I hear ya.

  3. democommie


    According to some report I heard, the speech was written and then President Obama rewrote, nearly entirely.

    I’m not a praying guy, but the benediction beat the hell out of the invocation. Rick Warren is a dirtbag.

  4. Watching CNN I was shocked to hear Jeffrey Toobin say that there were “no memorable lines in the speech a la ‘we have nothing to fear but fear itself.'”

    I disagree. I loved the line about how we will extend an open hand if you will unclench your fist. I loved the “put away childish things” part which is actually from the Bible if I’m not mistaken. I loved his embrace of the “non-believers” which is the first I’ve ever heard a president invite secular people to the table. I loved the part about restoring science to its rightful place.

    There was so much elegant wordsmithing in that speech, something we have not been accustomed to over the past 8 years.

    So Toobin (and Katie Couric, whom I understand voiced a similar opinion) can bite me.

  5. Southern Beale, I completely agree. He said what I have been thinking for 8 years.

    Demo, try to find a place for Warren in your heart, man. Misguided or not, he represents a huge part of this country, and they should not be ridiculed until they deserve it. His words were not inflammatory today. I try to remember that we are reborn every day.

    You mileage may vary.

  6. democommie


    I wish I could agree with you on that.

    Rick Warren has made a living, a very, very nice living, in part by demonizing gays. When he repudiates his previous stance, publicly, and actually shows the “respect” for all that he babbled about today, I’ll welcome him into the family. That’s just my take of course.

    I listened to Obama’s speech and found it to be exactly what needed to be said. A friend of mine said that the speech clocked in at around fifteen minutes. I replied that it seemed shorter, whereas 3o seconds of W could be hell for eternity.

    The poem was nice, too, and well read.

  7. Lesley

    Based on the speech I heard and what I’ve read about the process the speech went through, I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of those words were Obama’s. Not the words of some immature numbnut.

  8. democommie


    Actually, you do “write like that”, not always, but somewhat more often than you might think. You display passion and thoughtfulness along with some youthful exuberance and maybe a little bit of machismo.

    It don’t gotta be statecraft, just a nice piece of writing and you do that.

  9. Hear that, World?!!! I have youthful exuberance! This is great news, as i was pretty sure I was a grouchy old curmudgeon.

    Demo, thats a very nice thing to say.

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