Told You They Were Sophomores!

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VDH writes an essay and says many good things, as always. But we know the really important part is where he agrees with me. To wit, I keep providing evidence (here and here and here and here and here) that Obama's speeches seem to be written by sophomores. (In them, we're always "on a journey" and "there for" people and L-ing other countries LAS. "Stay as sweet as you are, India!")
...the studied accentuation and Rev. Wright inculcated cadences are shopworn, the allusions tired and transparently the work of twenty-something speechwriters who ran out of clich├ęs around March [emphasis mine].
Of course, I meant high school sophomores, but I was not allowing for the decline of standards since I taught high school. So: VDH & RC2: BFFs!