Monday, September 08, 2008

An oxymoron, for sure

Is it humble to boast about having a lot of humility? I don't think so!

From the AP: Obama discussing why he did not answer the question at Saddleback by Rick Warren about when does life begin:

"WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama acknowledged Sunday that he was probably too flip when he said it was "above my pay grade" to answer a question about when is a baby entitled to human rights.

Obama gave his answer last month at a nationally televised religious forum sponsored by minister Rick Warren at his megachurch in Orange County, Calif.

Asked on Sunday whether the "above my pay grade" answer was too flip, Obama said: "Probably. ...What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into ... It's a pretty tough question."

Apparently. Obama was distracted by trying to figure out how to boast about having a lot of humility in a humble way.

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