NYTimes conservative columnist William Kristol attempts some back-handed dissing of Obama’s Wesleyan commencement address (enough already!), this time about Obama’s failure to exhort Wesleyan students to join the military.
Kristol concedes that the “speech was skillfully crafted and well delivered, the grace notes were graceful, and the exhortations to public service seemed heartfelt but not cloying”, but still tries to tack on this lame criticism. Clearly Obama is a bad American, and Wesleyan students are all lazy liberals.
All that is not really surprising, but where did this line come from: “He felt no need to tell the graduating seniors in the lovely groves of Middletown that they should be grateful to their peers who were far away facing dangers on behalf of their country”.
Has he been to Middletown? No offense meant Middletown residents, but last time I checked there was a conspicuous lack of any kind of groves.
NYTimes: What Obama Left Out