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And the winner is…

I have spent a fair amount of my life chasing after the “Know Thyself” advice allegedly inscribed at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.  While there is a certain chicken and egg dimension to the issue (am I naturally self-absorbed and therefore predisposed to the “Know Thyself” quest, or has the quest created the consequence that I am self-absorbed) in a wider sense, it doesn’t really matter.  I know quite a bit about who I am and one of the things I am is self-absorbed.

I am sometimes bothered by that knowledge, but I’ve decided to cut myself some slack, as I’ve discovered that I am a rank amateur compared to our Dear Leader.  According to Dan Gainor on the Fox News website,

In just 41 speeches so far this year, not including this week’s big speech at the United Nations, Obama has talked about himself nearly 1,200 times – 1,198 to be exact. (That breaks down to 1,121 “I”s and just 77 “me”s.) And that just includes 34 weekly addresses and his seven major speeches. Count the hundreds of other public speeches and he’d be off the charts.

This is a man who was, theoretically, talking about the country, the world, health care, the economy, global warming and any number of other critical, complex issues that will have far-reaching consequences for all of us for years to come and appears to believe somehow it’s all about him.

(via Moonbattery)

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