Here’s some video released by the White House of President Obama milling around Stonehenge. He choppered over there Friday after the NATO Summit in Wales.
I don’t know, maybe I’m a dolt, but I’ve never really been as amazed as I’m supposed to be by Stonehenge. I mean, okay, the druids or whomever pushed up some stones that align with the sun at September 21 at 6 am, or whatever.
Probably they just got lucky. Okay, that’s mean. Anyway, it’s nice, but I wouldn’t make a special trip.
I can go down to the National Mall early in the morning for a “peaceful” and “inspiring” experience, and let me tell you, Stonehenge can’t possibly compare. Even an afternoon in one of the art museums here, with the tourists, seems better to me if you’re looking for a secular spiritual experience.
And I’m not sure Obama disagrees. Notice how he keeps trying to come up with reasons that being at Stonehenge is so fantastic. And that poor woman, his tour guide, who has to be there every day. God help her.
The one time I was in Great Britain, it didn’t even occur to me to go to Stonehenge. I did go to Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born and proposed to his wife. They had an exhibit there.
I assume it didn’t occur to Obama to cap a war council with the allies with a side trip to be inspired by Churchill.