“Reformer:” A name that’s been much favored among the specialists in Obamic diplospeak, deployed not long ago with appallingly perverse promiscuity to describe the Syrian despot/slaughterer, and now, with its own delicious ludicrousness, as an encomium for a visiting dictator, M. le Président du Gabon, Ali Bongo. (Will they give him White House Honey Gastrique?)
But what’s in a name? That which Mr. Obama & Co. call a reformer/by any other name would smell as rank. Bongo of Gabon would, were he not Bongo call’d. “Reformer,” doff thy name/and for that name, which is no part of thee, take “Pillager.”
And Obama, deny thy office and refuse thy claim. ’Tis not thy name that is my enemy, but thy policies.
What’s a president? O, be some other name. Soon.