January 27, 2010

WHY NOT JUST SUBMIT A WRITTEN STATE OF THE UNION?:

Arf, Arf! Barry and Bo work on the State of the Union while Axelrod Fiddles and Rahm Burns (Bo Obama (Robert Ferrigno, 1/25/10, Big Journalism)

On CNBC, Norah O’Donnell woodenly read the latest vote tallies, mascara running down her cheeks like Chuckie the killer klown. Keith Olbermann was in the background, loudly vomiting into a waste basket.

Me, I was doing backflips and barking happily.

“The Kennedy seat,” Axelrod kept muttering. “We just lost the Kennedy seat.”

“What do you mean we?” said Barry.

“Yes, yes, that’s right,” said Axelrod. “It wasn’t a vote against you. No sir, not at all. It was anger, undifferentiated anger. Had nothing to do with you.”

Barry looked at Rahm.

“No, it was you,” said Rahm, grinning.

“We need to completely rewrite your State of the Union Address,” said Axelrod. “Listing your many accomplishments and your unique place in history to thunderous applause is probably not going to work right now.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 27, 2010 11:17 AM
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