Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Punch Bowl Winners' Circle: "To whom much is given, much is expected"

Oh boy, what I am going to do to the next person who says, "To whom much is given, much is expected."

I hear it quite often at graduations and political speeches. For example I just heard it at Notre Dame’s graduation, the Lakeshore High graduation, and from George Bush (43rd President) at a speech he gave at Lake Michigan College. It is used often in political speeches because it means, “Don’t deny me your vote just because I am a rich person and got things easy in life because I’m really looking out for lowly people like you.”

The Kennedys said it a lot and it was made popular by Michael Dukakis when he ran for president. Sorry, I’m not normal; I remember everything I see and hear.

—Jim Pantelleria

I love this; it reminds me of what Uncle Ben tells Peter in Spider-Man: "With great power comes great responsibility." No, with great power comes awesomeness.



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CarlaCarlaCarlaCarla said...

I'm a little weirded out by Jim's apology for not being normal. BTW what's normal?