Sunday, August 16, 2015
Barack Obama: The Wizard of Oz
"It's a funny feeling for someone who's been a grey bureaucrat for 29 years. Suddenly it feels like everything's in Technicolor, like when Dorothy enters the Land of Oz and the world becomes colorful." — Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and the senior State Department official who led negotiations on restoring diplomatic ties.
If Roberta Jacobson is "Dorothy" does that make Barack Obama the "Wizard of Oz?" In fact the president has much in common with Frank Baum's character, who was a genial fraud and consummate prevaricator, too.
Jacobson may see herself as "Dorothy," but nobody else will. There is another role which is a better fit for her: the "Wicked Witch of the West."
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