Photo: Cornelia Baker
Picture this: You've been President of the United States for one year. In that relatively short period of time, you've gone from being the savior of the country to being despised by the right, excoriated by the left and abandoned by the middle for a state senator from Massachusetts.
BUT - you've got a chance to reconnect with the people in your first State of the Union address. Everyone will be watching and the news media will have nothing else to report on...
D'OH! That motherf'er Steve Jobs has to go and introduce his new thingamajig on the SAME F'ING DAY as your big address! Maybe HE should be president of EVERYTHING, if he's so smart!
But at least you have a whole new way to see how fast your poll numbers are dropping. Heck, you can take that Apple iPad to bed with you in the White House and watch your popularity drop in real time.
Anyway, it seems President Obama can't buy a break. Better to write a few haiku than to curse the darkness. That's our motto around here.
Toyota screws up.
Its cars just can't seem to stop.
Ford and GM laugh.
Steve Jobs saves the world.
A new thing for us to buy,
except we're all broke.
"We have nothing to fear but
that a-hole Steve Jobs."
Alito mouths off.
"Not true" he says to the prez.
They should have a beer.
Ford posts a profit!
Toyota is imploding!
It's Bizarro World!
If you own a Toyota, if I were you, I would run out this weekend and trade it in for a Saab. It looks like that august car company will stick around after all and, stopping a Saab is not the issue. It's keeping them running that gives all us owners agita.