Warning its readers to “be prepared to gag,” the “Scrapbook” page of this week's Weekly Standard magazine recited “some of the worst over-the-top reactions to The One's ascendance,” starting with Time's Nancy Gibbs who opened this week's cover story by comparing Obama with Jesus: “Some princes are born in palaces. Some are born in mangers. But a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope...” In the November 17 issue, she heralded (citing his full name) the greater meaning of Obama's victory:It's just ironic to me how the white, liberal media keeps getting away with all this pressure they're putting on the back of Barack Obama. Here we are in the midst of an economical depression and the mediots want us to believe that Barack is just going to wave away all our financial problems like Jesus turned water into wine. Do they really think we're that stupid or do they just foolishly buy their own hype? Come January 20th, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the most inexperienced President since Kennedy and yet the same media that's hyped his never-before-seen, 4-year ascension to the big chair on Capitol Hill want us to believe that he's more than equipped to lead us out of this mess. Inspiration is one thing, making it happen, as Barack Obama will soon find out, is a total different pedigree. And this time he won't be able to just say "present!"Barack Hussein Obama did not win because of the color of his skin. Nor did he win in spite of it. He won because at a very dangerous moment in the life of a still young country, more people than have ever spoken before came together to try to save it. And that was a victory all its own.
She gushed over how “an election in one of the world's oldest democracies looked like the kind they hold in brand-new ones, when citizens finally come out and dance, a purple-thumb day, a velvet revolution.”