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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    The Selfie Presidency

    By kyle | December 15, 2013

    In my Sunday column, a look at what the Obama selfie meant and why we can’t stop talking about it.

    Topics: Barack Obama | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “The Selfie Presidency”

    1. Patrick Wahl Says:
      December 15th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      You nailed what I thought was his pinnacle of self-centeredness – after killing bin Laden and mentioning how everything happened at his direction and on his orders. You’d have thought he was the first one out of the helicopter the way he patted himself on the back.

    2. kishke Says:
      December 15th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      He’s an odd bird, all right. It’s a wonder to me that people vote for him.

    3. Mike Says:
      December 16th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      To kishke:

      People voted for him because, sadly, a lot of Americans are just as self-centered as he is.