Dubya in 2004
This is a time of strangeness. But it is a strangeness to be embraced. Shakira seems like a ditz but apparently she has a side job as a budding foreign policy analyst: "New leaders have to emerge, leaders who talk about love. Like Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Where are they? The thinkers, the journalists, the artists of this generation are the ones who determine the thoughts of a generation, and we have to pronounce those thoughts so people wake up, so we prevent future disasters." Not bad. Shakira also came up with this little quotable gem: "The leaders are lacking love, and love is lacking leaders." Sounds like a mixture of Kennedy and a 7th grade student. Nevertheless, it sounds almost original and I'll give her props for saying something even remotely meaningful.