Allahpundit responding to Barack Obama’s saying he’s read Ayn Rand it’s for teens in a recent Rolling Stone blowjob-via-interview:
I feel the same way about 40-year-olds listening to Nirvana, but ah well. This made me think of the old “Bloom County” strip where Binkley’s telling hard truths to the other characters, and he’s forced to break the news to Steve Dallas that “Knight Rider” is actually a show for kids.
via The Greenroom.
I’d be shocked if Barack Obama’s read anything of Rand’s beyond Anthem, and like many liberals who claim to have read Rand, he shoots himself in the foot with his characterization of her work and philosophy. I know plenty of people who’ve read Atlas Shrugged and didn’t like it – that’s fine by me. However, what I don’t like is people who claim to have read something they clearly have not read – it’s infuriating, especially since, with the exception of possibly The Count of Monte Cristo, Atlas Shrugged is probably the most actually-read 1,000+ page novel of all time ie if you’re gunna lie about having read something, make it Finnegan’s Wake or The Faerie Queen, not Atlas Shrugged.