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Sep 30, 2010

Wolff: politicians are babies, stepping over generations

Politicians are infantile. They want what they want when they want it. They lack all seriousness and meaning. It's become a profession for the callow, jejune, and wet behind the ears, says Michael Wolff.

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  1. Jackol

    What a pointless article.

    It starts by making a point of age – that 40ish is somehow young and/or callow. (Pitt the Younger anyone? I actually think that ‘Politicians are getting younger’ may not be true at all; Wolff brings no facts or evidence to support his assertion).

    Then the article brings in the family dimension, which is stated as ‘it seems obvious’ when in fact it is nothing of the sort.

    It tries to summarize that ‘Character is the issue’. Well, if character is the issue, what does age have to do with it? What does ones’ familial relationship have to do with it?

    The assumption seems to be that no one of good character would compete with his brother. Very odd. I can only assume this says a lot more about Mr Wolff’s insecurities about age and family than it does about politicians.

    I’m certainly not disputing that the current crop of politicians in Australia, the UK and the US leave a lot to be desired. I dispute that it has anything to do with their age or whether they compete with their brothers…

  2. jaywhar

    Putting Obama and Palin on the same boat, presumably based on their age, seems incredibly short sighted. Even the most cursory examination of their backgrounds and intellectual output would give pause to any reasonable person attempting to do so.

    Obama’s what – 49? At what point would he acquire ‘character’? 50? 53?

  3. paddy

    I’d have to agree with JACKOL. This article seems like an extremely pointless waste of electrons.

  4. kebab shop pizza

    What a load of old cobblers.

  5. zut alors

    You know the expression ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes!’ – well, that’s how I feel having read this.

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