Kinsley, in another fantastic column, notes:
It's interesting to compare Obama's first big presidential speech with Roosevelt's. On the all-important Reassure-o-Meter, I'd call it a tie. Roosevelt wins points for venturing into dangerous areas. For example, he talked at length about "the falsity of material wealth as the standard of success." Can you imagine what Fox News could do with a line like that if a Democratic president (let alone a rich Democratic president) uttered it today?
Now it takes a comedian (and no apologies for reposting this). But remember how Obama made this very point nonetheless? By pointing to that multi-millionaire businessman who gave all his buy-out money to his employees and former employees. Because it was the right thing to do.
Now, of course, is also the time for the churches to remind us of the limits of acquisition. Will they?