Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Yoffe's Existential Politics

While I generally think Emily Yoffe (aka, "Prudie", i.e., an advice columnist) is part of the larger problem she here happens to be part of the solution to, I have to give credit where credit is due. She's absolutely right. Obama would have a chance to become a great president if he hired Petraeus back. In fact, it would inaugurate what Norman Mailer would call "existential politics". Superman might really return to the supermarket. Then perhaps he could also help get Anthony Weiner his job back (cf. The Contender, cf. Thebes ca. 1250 BC.)

It's a shot at greatness, not a slam dunk, I should emphasize. He has a similar existential moment to face in Colorado and Washington.

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