What does this long adjective mean? ......But Obama has only himself to blame as he set himself up for Wendsday's emperor-has-no-clothes moment.
Oct 6, 2012 6:17 PM
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You'll have to read the story by Hans Christian Anderson.
October 6, 2012
There is a fairy tale of an emperor who was very vain and only thought of clothes. Two thieves posed as tailors and told him they could make him the finest clothes in the world - but only people who weren't stupid could see the clothes. They were paid a lot of money for the clothes, which actually never existed. No would would admit that they couldn't see the clothes, since they did not want to be judged stupid. The emperor wore the clothes one day, with everybody pretending they could see them. Finally, one child said the obvious - "The emperor has not clothes!". Finally everybody could admit the truth. An emperor-has-no-clothes moment would be one where nobody wanted to admit an obvious truth. I know that context, so I don't know what this 'truth' is.
October 6, 2012
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