Thursday, May 29, 2008

Career sacrifices

Jim Manzi and Michael Goldfarb react unfavorably to Barack Obama's commencement address at Wesleyan, citing the smugness of passages such as:
My mother and grandparents wanted me to go to law school. My friends were applying to jobs on Wall Street. Meanwhile, this [community service] organization offered me $12,000 a year plus $2,000 for an old, beat-up car.

And I said yes.
To Obama's credit, though, at least he's no longer talking about how he turned his back on the wealth and power of editing newsletters at Business International.

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