Coming up for air after several days of intensive coverage -- "All Dalai, all the time."Check out the the link again -- I've added a video, with links to my coverage. The video captures his idiosyncratic brand of fractured English.
He does have the peculiar role of being the ecumenical Barbie doll of our time -- I miss the rigor of traditional Buddhism when I hear "Buddhism lite," though I profess to neither vintage. I have a lot of reservations about what he's preaching, though I admire enormously his courage, his flexibility on the international world stage, and his example.