Gore as Blakean
gcohen at UMR.EDU
Tue Nov 9 03:22:33 UTC 1999
In response to the question about Albert Gore being labeled "Blakean" by
I saw the program in which George Will asked Naomi Wolf what she meant
by describing Gore as Blakean in one of her writings. I listened carefully
but was unable to fully understand her reply. It had something to do with
Blake's mind being able to grasp complexities and nuances, and Gore
presumably being able to do the same.
On a general note, what struck me most about Ms. Wolf is that she is
pretty free and loose in her use of written langauge--as when she once
wrote about Al Gore having "goofy" ideas, when she merely meant that
those ideas are a bit ahead of their time. As a result, when she was
questioned about the meaning of some of her statements, she repeatedly fell
back on saying that their meaning was being "twisted" or that the
statements were "taken out of context."
>My father-in-law emailed me this AM to report that on This Week (w/ Cokie
>Roberts, Sam Donaldson, Geo. Will), Will questioned Naomi Wolf (who just
>became a Gore campaign consultant) about her characterization of Al Gore as
>Did anyone here see this and have any idea what they were talking about?
>What constitutes a Blakean personality? Please don't tell me it refers to an
>unappreciated, misunderstood genius.
>Jargon Watch Editor
gcohen at umr.edu
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