Rod Dreher argues that Barack Obama’s plan to use Greek columns as a back drop plays into the “messianic” meme, but I honestly can’t understand why. Greek columns are more theatrical than messianic, and as one of Dreher’s commenters notes, President Bush used them in 2004.

I’m not paying close enough attention to know if this whole Obamamessiah business is justified. For all I know, Obama might literally believe himself to be a Greek God; but even if he does, he would still be less arrogant than George Bush and most likely less dangerous than John McCain.