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Obama is The Humourless West Wing President: An Award-Winning Work Of Fiction

by | 1st, November 2010

I NEVER watched the West Wing.  Maureen Dow d says Obama is the WEst Wing President:

At first it was exciting that Obama was the sort of brainy, cultivated Democrat who would be at home in a “West Wing” episode.

But now he acts like he really thinks he’s on “West Wing,” gliding through an imaginary, amber-lit set where his righteous self-regard is bound to be rewarded by the end of the hour.

They liked Obama because he made them like themselves more. Then the Americans began to see what he actually did and stood for…

Kathleen Parker looks at Obama on Jon Stewart last week. Obama has no humour:

Stewart had just asked Obama how he could square his campaign mantra of “change” with hiring economic advisers such as Larry Summers, who looks the same as those who had served in previous administrations.

In response, Obama said that Summers had done a “heck of a job.” Whereupon, Stewart said, “You don’t want to use that phrase, dude.”

Everyone got the joke. George W. Bush used the same words to commend Michael “Brownie” Brown after his disastrous performance as head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency following Hurricane Katrina. Translation: You’re fired.

Everyone got the joke, except for Obama. He got it eventually, after seeing the “oops” expression on Stewart’s face, but he couldn’t take the joke.

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