Sir Charles Speaks
"The Age of Obama begins with perhaps the greatest frenzy of old-politics influence peddling ever seen in Washington . . After Obama's miraculous 2008 presidential campaign, it was clear that at some point the magical mystery tour would have to end. The nation would rub its eyes and begin to emerge from its reverie. The hallucinatory Obama would give way to the mere mortal. The great ethical transformations promised would be seen as a fairy tale that all presidents tell--and that this president told better than anyone. I thought the awakening would take six months. It took two and a half weeks."From "The Fierce Urgency of Pork" by Charles Krauthammer, February 6, 2009.