I knew Paul Newman. Paul Newman was an acquaintance of mine. Mr. President, except for the eyes, you are sort of like Paul Newman.

Maureen Dowd’s August 8, 2012 article;

 

The Ungrateful President!

At a fund-raiser for the president at his Westport, Conn., estate Monday night, Harvey Weinstein spoke in a softly lit room shimmering with pink dahlias, gold Oscars, silvery celebrities and black American Express cards.

“You can make the case,” Weinstein said of Barack Obama, “that he’s the Paul Newman of American presidents.”

I interviewed Paul Newman. I knew Paul Newman. Paul Newman was an acquaintance of mine. Mr. President, except for the eyes, you are sort of like Paul Newman.

“I’ve been accused of being aloof,” Newman told me. “I’m not. I’m just wary.”

The star scorned the hoops he was expected to jump through in his profession and did not like feeling beholden. He said he dealt with fame by developing “selective insensitivities.” 

 

Maureen Dowd’s full article: http://nyti.ms/OOMAQ9

Rebuttal by Tom McMahon!

Ungrateful or grateful, aware or unaware, but be aware there are two kinds of people. Givers and takers. Not feeling obligated to serve a donor in a political campaign for his contribution is neither, it’s smart politics.

 

By in large Barak Obama is more of a giver than a taker. Yes academics came easy so did college and Laws School. But with a Law Degree, top of his class, President of the Harvard Law Review he choose to go to work as a community organizer after graduating. That is a giving person.

 

Takers would have taken the money and run to a highly paid prestigious law firm with a starting salary well into six figures. A President who saw fit to work and possibly sacrifice himself so all Americans would soon be covered by health insurance, that’s a giver, selfless in grace.

 

Aloof, sometimes but what else can the White House do to a person? Down to earth? More so than any President I can remember, save Jerry Ford. Barak Obama better than our choice now forward, forward being the key word.

 

We chart into new unseen territory economically or we go back to what got us to the morass we’re in. Supply side, trickle down economics of the last thirty years that has seen 30 trillion dollars trickle up to the less than top 1 %. Givers and takers, all those billionaires, taking as much as the law allows; what a country!!

 

 

 

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