Republican Rudy Giuliani said Monday the reputation of the United States has suffered globally not so much because of arrogant actions but for lack of salesmanship about benefits of democracy.
If you’re like me, you’re thinking that the author of the article must have tweaked reality a little. I saw that sentence pop up on my feed reader and I figured it had to be a creative interpretation meant to suck in page hits. I mean, come on… did Rudy really say that our foreign policy problems aren’t rooted in arrogance, so much as a failure to communicate how great we are? If he did, his speech writers ought to think about switching to comedy.
I don’t think much of Rudy, but I thought he had a better understanding of the mother tongue than the man he hopes to succeed… or at the very least a dictionary.
Or maybe I’ve got the definition of arrogance wrong.