I was not surprised by the petulant tone of Will's obituary comments about Andy Warhol. I was amused, however, by the ironic ramifications of his arguments.
Will complains that Warhol "represented . . . the age of image worship and preference for the synthetic "wherein a celebrity is known not for what he does but for "his well-known-ness."
By these criteria, it would not be unfair to point out that Ronald Reagan, Will's political patron and ideological standard-bearer, could very well be characterized as "the Warhol President."