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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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    CAN YOU DIG IT? Barack Obama is Cyrus

    By kyle | June 2, 2008

    Can you dig it? CAN you dig it? Can you DIG IT? Barack Obama isn’t the new RFK or JFK or MLK. He’s clearly modeling himself after Cyrus, the magical gangland leader in “The Warriors.” More in my essay at Pajamas Media.

    Topics: Barack Obama, Comedy, Movies, Politics | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “CAN YOU DIG IT? Barack Obama is Cyrus”

    1. Yankeefan Says:
      June 3rd, 2008 at 5:35 pm

      Evidently your boss, the notorious media-mogul gangsta, has fallen under Cyrus O’s spell too.

      BTW, I very much enjoyed the veritable Algonquin Roundtable that broke out in Pajama’s comments section under your article.