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  •  Can anyone find that old Noonan column (0+ / 0-)

    probably right before the 2008 primary season (maybe Fall '07) where she praised Obama? It was supposed to be a dig against Clinton at the time, but what she wrote about Obama was quite apt, which tells me she knows who he is but chooses to lie nowadays to go along with her political conservative class. The column had her observing him, and how his face showed him thinking through the issues (not BSing).  She liked him. Basically, what she is saying now about him that is bad, is what she said was good about him in '07.

    •  I found it! It's still true, Peggy. (6+ / 0-)

      Barack Obama has a great thinking look. I mean the look he gets on his face when he's thinking, not the look he presents in debate, where they all control their faces knowing they may be in the reaction shot and fearing they'll look shrewd and clever, as opposed to open and strong. I mean the look he gets in an interview or conversation when he's listening and not conscious of his expression. It's a very present look. He seems more in the moment than handling the moment. I've noticed this the past few months, since he entered the national stage. I wonder if I'm watching him more closely than his fellow Democrats are.

      Mr. Obama often seems to be thinking when he speaks, too, and this comes somehow as a relief, in comparison, say, to Hillary Clinton and President Bush

      Again, the column is a diss at Hillary (water under the bridge, people), but if you take the positive things she said about Obama, well, I don't think he has changed. She has changed, angered by some of his policies, I suppose. But clearly, he out-thought her on how to run an election campaign, no?

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