Monday, July 28, 2008

Ten Word Answer

In The West Wing, the president's adviseres fret about '10 word answers' that manage to sum up a candidates position succinctly in a neat little sound-bite for the morning's papers. I noticed that Barak Obama, when asked at a black media members convention about his position with regard to reparations, used a beautifully crafted exaple of the species:

“The best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed.”*

Undoubtedly pre-packaged and re-heated, but I think it works.

*If anyone mentions that it's actually 20 words, I'm going to thump them
... you've been warned!


Pidge said...

But that's twenty words...

I see that you're blogging again. You sir, shall be added to my Google Reader.

This is, no doubt, the proudest day of your life.

randombassist said...

Dante missed a circle of hell in that book you know... and it's waiting for you :D

(also, thank you for adding me to your reader, I am humbled, sir.)

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