Just got back from lunch. The TV in the office building lobby is tuned to CNN. Onscreen? Grainy video of a chicken. The lower third reads as follows:
GOOSE-STEPPING CHICKEN IN TURKEY
Militant Chicken Parades Around Parking Lot
Aaaaaaaand that just about guarantees that I’ll never watch CNN again in my life.
Roger L. Simon:
Ever since viewing his depressing and disconnected “energy” speech last week, I have been mulling whether Barack Obama actually wants to be president anymore. That was an address given by a man who looked very much like he didn’t want to be there, didn’t want to continue. He appeared slumped and worn, as if he aged eighteen years in eighteen months. His demeanor was oddly distracted.
I am not being metaphorical here – I am quite serious. The more I have thought about this, the more I am convinced Barack Obama no longer wishes to be president. The degree that he admits this to himself, I am not sure. But I rather suspect that in the small hours of the morning he fantasizes he were anywhere but 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And who could blame him? By almost any measure, he is doing a terrible job.
I suppose it might be ok to dream that he won’t accept his party’s nomination in ’12…