Tuesday, April 26, 2011

As Prices Soar, Obama Adds Levity

"Holy cow!"
At a fundraiser in Southern California last week the president said:
“My poll numbers go up and down depending on the latest crisis, and right now gas prices are weighing heavily on people. I admit, the Secret Service doesn’t let me fill up the pump anymore, but it hasn’t been that long since I did.”
The president often treats us to little jokes to illustrate he is a "man of the people", but invariable the joke simply underscores that he is anything but. Whether he is picking the Final Four on national TV or taking off his coat and tie with Mark Zukerberg, we're left with a certainty that our President is not invested in the same concerns we are.

I preferred it when candidate Obama was bowling gutter ball after gutter ball on his way to a mind-numbing 37.

Gas prices when Obama entered office averaged $1.84 a gallon. Today we are having to pay $3.88 for a gallon of regular gasoline. That's an over 200 percent increase.

About the same time that Obama was reaching out to the people of middle America, David Brooks was feeling a wave of clairvoyance at the sight of Obama's pant crease. A better insight into the Obama presidency was on display in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

(With a tip of the hat to Pundit and Pundette).

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