Tell you truthful, I was kind of joking when I wrote the bit about LARPing. But… But… But…
Words fail me.
PS: Well, not quite. We’ve heard the pushback on Barackopolis 1.0, to the general gist that Bush’s speech was in an area that more or less had columns. To which I note two things:
1). President Bush did not attempt to recreate either the Parthenon – or, now, apparently, the White House.
2). Even if he had… George W. Bush is the President of the United States of America. Barack Obama is a first-term Senator who got the job because Jack Ryan couldn’t help but show off to a bunch of sex-club enthusiasts that he had Seven of Nine warming his bed. Put another way: the hypothetical Bush would have merely been arrogant. The actual Obama is being hubristic.