2011年5月4日 星期三

也算是和吃飯有關

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最近去紐約真的要小心一點了

New Yorker網站上出了一系列有關的文章 

Adam Gopnick 這篇很精采,記述歐巴馬在獵殺任務進行當時,在白宮記者協會晚宴上談笑自若,狂虧川普。真的是談笑間,強虜灰飛煙滅。

"And this President doing so, with what looked like admirable ease, on a night like that now looks, in retrospect, like alarmingly accomplished cool. His pulse was low, his timing sound, his laughter deep; his extremely adept zinging of the Donald made all the papers and video blogs, of course, but what was perhaps less visible outside the hall was how delightedly relaxed he seemed as Seth Meyers zinged him. Trump’s head was locked in place, a varnished fixture, like the figurehead on the prow of a sailing ship at a pirate ride; Obama laughed and ducked and shook his (surprisingly whitened) hair with pleasure. And now we know, all the while, he knew that the very chancy order he had already given could very well spell the end of his Presidency. (And let us not lose sight of the reality that it nearly did all go wrong; that helicopter going down is a touch the screenwriter would have been reluctant to add on his own.)
Doubtless any President would have managed to more or less pull through—Presidents get to be Presidents by not showing much stress under pressure, save Richard Nixon, who showed enough for all the rest of them together—but this was super-cool, blood cool, true cool."

我想,就算再不想當美國人的人,也會很想有一個這麼酷的總統。

4 則留言:

Rich 提到...

可以到 Hulu 看 5/2 的 Steve Colbert Show. 有個片段是當晚 Seth Myer 有個梗 "賓拉登該不會不是躲在深山裡, 而是在大學裡教書吧(有點忘記他說的職業)" 結果歐巴馬笑了好陣子. Only if we knew =)

Rich 提到...

Edit: the show is called "The Colbert Report"

http://www.hulu.com/watch/237861/the-colbert-report-mon-may-2-2011#s-p1-so-i0

匿名 提到...

it's the first time for a long time i felt proud that i voted for him

becco 提到...

Hi Rich,

謝謝,現在回過頭來看他實在藏的很好啊。一流政治人物顯然都是一流演員的料,果然「政治是高明的騙術」。

那天看他在電視上宣佈,講完轉身就走,幾乎沒有帶什麼情緒,感覺有點錯愕,但事後回想起來覺得他這樣做是很對的。因為這是哀矜勿喜的事情,是人類的悲劇。Ramnick的那篇文章特別提到Obama 很正確地避免顯露出任何勝利者的驕矜姿態,想想這有多難!