When it first appeared in the Times Online, several readers sent us Gerard Baker’s column about Barry Obama’s visit to Europe. The form Baker’s satire took was truly inspired. Great was the temptation to post it despite our resolve of abstention regarding presidential politics until after the parties’ conventions. In the end, though, virtue won and we abstained from putting up that wonderful spoof.
But then this arrived, and temptation took the day and ran with it. The spoken word is definitely more powerful. Thus, a video of Mr. Baker reading his column:
“The anointed one’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a miracle in action – and a blessing to all his faithful followers…”
Hat tip: Larwyn
We now return to our regular programming.