44 writes too, too well. Self can see it now: a sentence of the day two, maybe even three, times a day.
This (2nd) sentence of the day comes right after a scene where Obama flies to LA at a friend’s invitation to attend the 2000 Democratic Convention, finds that he can’t rent a car to the Staples Center because his American Express card is over its limit, manages to get over there anyway (though he doesn’t spell out how), then finds himself “haplessly” circling “the perimeter” and “watching the festivities on mounted TV screens” because “the credential my friend had secured . . . didn’t allow entry to the convention floor.” He flies home in a “dark mood,” fuming about being “almost forty” and “broke.”
Without further ado, THE SECOND SENTENCE OF THE DAY!
- I recognized that in running for Congress I’d been driven not by some selfless dream of changing the world, but rather by the need to justify the choices I had already made, or to satisfy my ego, or to quell my envy of those who had achieved what I had not.
In the above sentence, Obama makes multiple uses of the Oxford comma. Use this sentence as Exhibit A if you are ever doubtful of the power of a correctly placed Oxford comma!
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