Buyer’s Remorse

Gore Vidal Kisses Off Obama

Tell us what you really think, Gore Vidal. Obama’s doing “dreadfully,” he says in an interview with the Times of London. “I was hopeful. … But he’s inexperienced. He has a total inability to understand military matters.” He says he maintains some hope in Obama, since he’s not a “liar,” but wishes we had gone with Hillary. “Hillary knows more about the world and what to do with the generals. History has proven when the girls get involved, they’re good at it.” He also says the Republican Party is “a mindset, like Hitler Youth, based on hatred” and that America’s lack of an intellectual class means “We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together.”