Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hubris or staging?

Obama's team is constructing a set that resembles a Greek temple for Obama's acceptance speech. The easy temptation is to make fun of Obama's hubris, both in terms of building his own temple and in once again trying to make himself look like a very tan JFK. But really, I think Obama just likes Greek temples - he's used them as backdrops before. Of course Obama's temple will be in better shape than Heracles....

3 comments:

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

Greek ampitheaters were perfect for sound projection. I like things that are Greek, Greek temples and most Greek food (spanakopeda and bakalava and spastiche, etc.) and especially Greek men! Oh, BTW, our country is a DEMOCRACY - I believe that's a Greek word.

justkim said...

I'll just be over here, then. Holding my breath and waiting for the deus ex machina.

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

Hey JustKim, is that the same as Al Gore's Lock Box or Nixon's secret plans to get us out of Vietnam? :-D