Kathleen Parker spends a lot of ink defending a couple of billionaires, while many Americans, in her words, “probably have no idea” who she’s writing about (April 7).
But here’s more irony: Average Americans understand that money wields tremendous power. Instead of decrying such undue influence, Parker resorts to stamping her feet indignantly over trivial name-calling. Then, she contends that President Barack Obama, being “the most powerful man in the world,” is fair game for demonizing, even as conservatives cheer on the barriers that Koch-supported politicians have thrown up in opposition to his administration’s efforts to benefit average Americans (instead of the privileged few). That irony, too, is lost on the likes of Parker.