Is Barack Obama an Ingenue?
September 6, 2008 Leave a comment
That’s what Dick Morris and Eileen McGann seem to be saying, all right:
“Now the Republicans must battle to underscore the threats this country faces, economically and internationally, and that we can’t let an ingenue take over.”
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann :: Townhall.com :: Democrats in Trouble (September 5, 2008)
So what exactly is an “ingenue”?
A reliable authority, The Concise Oxford Dictionary, defines the word this way:
“an innocent or unsophisticated woman,” or an “actress who plays this part”
Barack Obama has been called a lot of things, perhaps including “innocent” and “unsophisticated.” But an “innocent or unsophisticated woman“? That’s one for the records.