Obama is now past the half-way mark of his first 100 days as president and the Rapture still hasn’t happened. But that’s not stopping some people in militia states to hunker down in a bunker somewhere in a Dick Cheney-like undisclosed location just in case the bombs start falling.
Many are giving the president high marks for trying to change what went down in the Bush regime — like reclaiming stem cell research for the sake of science and humanity. He gets the raspberries by critics who say he’s trying to do too much at once. Has anyone out there ever been told by their boss that they have too much on their plate and shouldn’t work so hard? Not in these tough times. Obama is the president but he works for us, and if he wants to burn the midnight oil to work at issues that would say get us off our dependency on foreign oil, have at it. Besides, if every mom in every TV commercial ever aired can multi-task, why can’t O? This is America. This is what we do. Then someone capitalizies on it and embellishes it for entertainment.
When he was at his halfway point in his first 100 days, George W.MD Bush was still trying to figure out how to program the VCR in the Lincoln bedroom.
As it were, Wall Street rose from its slumber this past Super Tuesday as the stock market posted its best day of the year by closing up at 379.44. That was the good news. The bad news is Tuesday was also bin Laden’s birthday. The 52nd for Osama. Out of force of habit, Fox News wished Obama a happy birthday.
Conservative columnist George “put me in coach I can play centerfied” Will wrote that Obama continues to campaign because that was the only qualification he had to become president. He said the prez is oblivious to the fact that he’s overexposed. He may have a point, Obama is sort of like the political world’s answer to Justin Timberlake, who seems to be everywhere and available whenever called upon. President Omnipresent. Which is a lot different than the previous occupant of the White House, President Misunderestimated.
By the way, W.’s old cronies like former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino and Bush’s mucus membrane Karl Rove are out there talking up their old boss to make sure no one forgets what W. did for (more like to) the country. Perino is perfect for rewriting history. She admitted to the press corps during one of her briefings that she had never heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Meanwhile, Obama’s only been in office 51 days and the news media can’t stop talking about who will run against him in 2012. Sarah Palin, of all people, has been playing it smart. She didn’t attend the racist roundup that was the Conservative Action Political Conference, she hasn’t had to kiss anything belonging to the leader of the Rushlican Party, Jabba the Butt, and she’s pretty much keeping her trap closed. Maybe the Alaskan Avalanche of Awesomeness is somewhere in the frozen tundra studying and learning from a High Lama all she needs to retain to be taken seriously. Naw, she’s just waiting for one-hit blunders like Bobby Jindal to self-implode. That way she can thin out the herd of candidates — without having to use an AK-47 from a helicopter.
Where there’s a Will Rogers: Jay Leno is going to give a free concert in Detroit for people who have pretty much lost everything: house, job, car, their dignity. He’s going to try to bring some happiness into their unfortuante lives. It’s a nice “jesture” from the late-night comic, but it comes off as self-serving. He lives and works in Hollywood — how serious can he be? He’s not the reincarnation of Will Rogers. To put it like Leno himself would as a punchline: “Hey! You really wanna help the downtrodden?! Sell some of those fleet of classic cars you got, fella, and distribute the money to the poor! Ya!”
On the surface, it just looks like he’s doing more butt-kissing to promote his move to the 10 p.m. time slot.