Showing once again why she was my teenage hero.
Curiously, and somewhat hypocritically, he has been abused for both imaginary sins and real virtues.
An alleged half-wit (the kind who majors in history at Yale and graduates from Harvard) who reads two serious books a week.
A supposed Christian killjoy who has conquered a hefty drink habit. A crazed warmonger who, quite rightly, did not fight in America’s vile war against Vietnam.
Mocked for being a loyal husband to a smart, attractive wife while his priapic predecessor treated women like dirt. (…)
(And while we’re at it, can the British chattering classes stop bleating on about the singular racist ignorance of Americans compared to we oh-so-civilised Europeans? They’re about to get a black President; the best we could do was put a black man on the shortlist for the awesome task of playing the 11th Doctor Who. And even then he got passed over for the wonder of Whitey! And while we’re on Doctor Who and politics, it’s sad that while 6.1million Britons watched BBC TV to see the new Doctor being announced, only 1.3million saw the next President of the USA being announced. And we dare laugh at the Yanks for being politically ignorant and obsessed with celebrity!)