Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fantasy or Reality? Or Both?

   President Obama is scheduled to visit the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday to deliver a speech.  For those not familiar with the layout of the park, a map demonstrates the real possibility of the following paragraph appearing in a news story reporting on the day's events:
The President emerged from Fantasyland through the castle to deliver his speech overlooking Main Street.  To his right lay Adventureland, Frontierland, and Liberty Square, which honor and draw upon America's past; to his left, Tomorrowland, a utopian vision of the future.  At the conclusion of the speech, he turned his back on Main Street and reentered Fantasyland.
Mere words are barely adequate to contain the symbolism.

UPDATE:  I guess it would be too much to hope that a future press conference would be held here?

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