AGE OF WOR­SHIP

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“The ex­tent to which we’re in an Age of Wor­ship can be gleaned from a howler at the D-Day com­mem­o­ra­tion, in which Gor­don Brown — woe­fully over­pro­moted as Bri­tain’s prime min­is­ter — re­ferred to Omaha Beach as ‘Obama Beach,’” Tunku Varadara­jan writes at www.forbes.com.

“Yes, in dif­fer­ent cir­cum­stances this would qual­ify as a mere slip of the tongue and be left at that; but the ig­no­min­ious YouTube avatar of that mo­ment has turned Brown into a species of hack co­me­dian, caus­ing the world to snig­ger and cackle. Watch­ing him say ‘Obama Beach’ again and again — in­her­ent cru­elty makes one hit ‘re­play’ — one learns, right away, of his state of mind,” Mr. Varadara­jan said.

“Brown stands within earshot of a morally im­pe­ri­ous Amer­i­can pres­i­dent: And he is ner­vous, sub­servient, pro­vin­cial, a mere Brown in the cos­mopoli­tan world of Obama, our bridge-builder to the Mus­lim world, our in­ter­locu-

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