Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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I just heard one of Barack Obama's speeches on television. He promised, if elected, to unite the people of the United States and to restore peace and prosperity to everyone on the planet. The only promise he forgot was that the lion would lie down with the lamb; maybe he's saving that one for Super Tuesday.

I gather he's going to reason with our enemies. Undoubtedly, when he points out their faults to the Iranian Mullocracy, they will acknowledge the error of their ways and get with the program. Just a little misunderstanding, fellows--I'm glad we were able to straighten things out.

Gosh, if all this were so easy, I wonder why Bush didn't do it when he had a chance? Unity at home and world peace would be really nice! The Daily Kos could invite Rush Limbaugh to be the featured speaker at their next convention. Sean Hannity would become Barbra Streisand's new best friend and George Soros would give a large donation to the Republican Party and finance a memorial statue to Ronald Reagan. Ahmedinnerjacket and Christopher Hitchens would take a fishing trip together.

I eagerly await President Obama's first hundred days. After he fulfills all his promises, we can relax. Nothing bad will ever happen again.

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5 comments:

dick stanley said...

Obama-rama will go on sounding ideal until he finally gets pinned down on something. But I would prefer him as the Dem nominee to Hilarity, everyone's wicked stepmother. At least he would make it interesting.

miriam said...

I think he's superficial and doesn't know anything about anything. He talks in glittering generalities.

Hew's a far more presentable candidate than Hill, likeable, a good speaker, I'd like to sit next to him at a dinner party.

But I don't want him running the country with training wheels.

John Salmon said...

What intrigues me about Obama is that he almost delights in his lack of obvious qualifications for the job he's after.

"I'm young, good-looking, smart; you expect me to know stuff, too? Don't you know this is the Media Age, and the only thing that really matters is how you come across on TV?", he seems to say.

The "audacity" of it does have a certain appeal, like that of a particularly able con-man.

miriam said...

John: Con men are supposed to be very likeable chaps--that's how they get away with it.

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I eagerly await President Obama's first hundred days. After he fulfills all his promises, we can relax. Nothing bad will ever happen again.

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