Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Simple Answers To Simple Questions

Our slow friends at Politico have stumbled across a dilemma. Well, at least what passes for a dilemma at Politico. For the rest of us it's sort of like trying to figure out what to do when we want to cross the street and the light turns green.

Anyway, after exhaustive analysis of media coverage, extended, detailed interviews with relevant experts and several changes in their prescriptions they have decided that President Obama is being treated differently than president Bush and dad gummit they want to know why.

Calm down, calm down little Politco people, your uncle Ironicus is here to help you out. Let's take your concerns one at a time shall we?

A four-hour stop in New Orleans, on his way to a $3 million fundraiser.

Ah, well, here's the difference: At least Obama stopped and didn't just fly over on his way to McCain's birthday party.

Snubbing the Dalai Lama.

What? You think Obama was afraid the Dalai Lama would ask for his kata back? Besides, you've got it backwards. It was the Dalai Lama who snubbed Bush.

Signing off on a secret deal with drug makers.

Umm...you mean the deal he didn't do?

Freezing out a TV network.

Yeah. A network jokes about killing you and then gets upset when you become a tad peevish about it. Well, it's not like they were wearing anti-Obama T-shirts or anything.

Doing more fundraisers than the last president. More golf, too.

Well, you got us on that one. Everybody knows president Bush gave up golf out of respect for the people who lost body parts and stuff because he started a war for no apparent reason. And as for the fund raising...well, funny you should bring that up...
What’s remarkable is what hasn’t happened. These episodes haven’t become metaphors for Obama’s personal and political character — or consuming controversies that sidetracked the rest of his agenda.
OK, let's make sure we understand this. In the great scheme of things, playing more golf than Bush: Big Controversy. Starting two wars, Wrecking the Economy, Weakening Environmental Laws, Stuffing the Government with Inept Toadies, etc., etc., etc., Not so much. We about got that right?
Indeed, Bush got grief for secret meetings with the oil industry, politicizing the White House and spending too much time on his beloved bike.
OK, here's something for you to do before you write another article like this one. Play a little game called one of these things is not like the others."

No need to thank us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When you have "absolute power" with a white t-shirt, what more can possibly be said.