Saturday, December 13

Who knew Obama’s election would be such a boon to biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Today the nice people at the New York Historical Society opens an exhibit, “A New President Takes Command,” presumably meant to draw parallels between the first terms of F.D.R. and Mr. Obama, if the comparison has not been adequately seared into everyone’s minds by the aforementioned liberal elite media.… Think of the rising cult of F.D.R. as AA for election geeks with www.fivethirtyeight.com withdrawal. …

[A New President Takes Command, New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, www.nyhistory.org]

mbryan@observer.com

Saturday, December 13