For someone who says he doesn’t like drama, President Obama has got plenty of it going on now.
And it’s his own party that’s pratfalling over important issues in their comedy of errors.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm “F-Bomb” Emanuel is abandoning ship before the mid-term elections to concemtrate on running for mayor of Chicago.
1. He doesn’t think the Obama administration and the Democrats don’t look weak enough to voters —- and he wants to do his part.
2. He has personal interest in tanning salons and will make out like a bandit when the GOP takes over the House and John “Bad Tan” Boehner becomes Speaker.
3. Rahm is fed up with Rod Blagojevich getting all the “even bad press is good press” coverage as the sole heir to the throne of foul-mouthed Chicago politicians.
4. Rahm is P.O.’d that the administration won’t let him blurt out “Buck Up!” —- the new, and lame, phrase supposedly chanted to get Dems more enthusiastic about getting out to vote. The phrase is a far cry from “Yes we can!”
5. Emanuel wants to be the mayoral nominee in time for next season’s opening day at Wrigley Field to throw out the first pitch, sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the Seventh-Inning Stretch, and watch the Cubs lose and convince themselves they’re already mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the prez is doing all he can to appear to be one of the people by holding those thrilling backyard discussions. Beer summit, anyone?
Some of the questions asked of Obama during his most recent backyard gabfest with the little people in Albuquerque, N.M., that didn’t make the newscasts:
1. “Mr. President, will you sign my copy of the Koran?”
2. “What do you think will be easier to fix, the economy or Lindsay Lohan’s career?”
3. “What’s Chairman of Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee really like?”
4. “How much longer am I supposed to keep your real birth certificate hidden in my tool shed?”
5. “I’m a guy, and I like “Glee” —- there, I admitted it. Are you concerned that the Democrats are losing the metrosexual vote?”