Of Cassius, Caesar, and the Al Smith Dinner

If you watch the video of Card. Dolan’s final words and blessing at the end of the Al Smith Dinner (HERE), you will hear him quip in a self-deprecating way that he had hoped that Gov. Christie of New Jersey might have been the candidate, because Dolan would have looked better sitting next to him than next to the much thinner candidate.

This morning one of the readers sent me a couple lines from my beloved Shakespeare, riffing on Act 1 of Julius Caesar:

Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
Yond Obama has a lean and hungry look,
He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.

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3 Responses to Of Cassius, Caesar, and the Al Smith Dinner

  1. DisturbedMary says:

    Re: Romney, Dolan and Obama
    When shall those three meet again. In thunder, lightning or in rain. When the hurley burley’s done. When the battles lost and won.
    *****
    Romney emerged as the gentler, finer man with great comic delivery. I can’t but think that Dennis Miller was his coach.

  2. The Egyptian says:

    Ah snark
    delicious, savory snark
    a good line
    delivered with a smile
    a sharp blade
    a slight twist for good measure
    life is good

  3. BLB Oregon says:

    He needs not fewer thoughts, but better ones.