Over on Comment Central, Danny Finkelstein and co have invited readers to submit “absurd exaggerations about Obama and the significance of his victory.”
In the time since the election they’ve amassed quite a collection, and it’s a terrific read.

Personally I came across a wonderful example in a Norwegian newspaper. The columnist, evidently overwhelmed by excitement, makes a valiant effort to write a serious piece about how we must not expect too much from this guy, before he succumbs to the euphoria and concludes the article with the words:

In a way Barack Obama is both Martin Luther King, JFK, Mandela and Mother Theresa in one.

Bring on the low expectations!


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