Sunday, January 4, 2009

Shakespeare the Speechwriter

Okay. Octogenarian George H. W. Bush is being interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News today (Sunday). Asked by Wallace what he thinks of Barack Obama, Mr. Bush responds: “I’m very impressed with his style on the campaign and his coolness and his articulate nature. I think he can give a sentence, and it will sound like it’s been thought out by Shakespeare or something.”

So Obama may not be Henry V specifically, but clearly there's a growing suspicion that Shakesepeare has had some hand in scripting his character. Can every U.S. president be linked to a Shakespearean character or trait?

Stay tuned for the "The History of President Barack Obama, Part 1."

Or something.


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