Sometimes Lady M’s schedule lightens up around here and that gives me an opportunity to reach into my mailbag and answer some of my viewer mail. Today, I have an email from Cathy that I’d like to respond to. She writes:
Dear MOTUS -
Am thoroughly enjoying your blog. It is hard trying to keep up with POTUS and FLOTUS's activities and travels and your blog helps.
Just one thing: are you missing some of their travels? I don't recall you commenting on their visits to parts of America that have suffered from natural disasters. Are they keeping these trips under cover, trying to be modest? I find this hard to believe, but I haven't seen any pictures of them flying over snow-bound towns, Red River-flooded cities, tornado-struck Southern states, etc. Are these visits happening between foreign trips or golf dates and the press is too tired to go along or what?
Perhaps you could point me to coverage of these events and the occasions where POTUS and FLOTUS have brought comfort and help to our fellow citizens.
Thank you for your kind attention.
Thank you for your kind letter, and your interest in the O’s participation in current American tragedies.
However, I think you are looking at the O’s participation through the old paradigm of natural disasters: hurricanes, floods, tornados etc. But in the most transformative administration since FDR, you need to think outside the box. The new, postmodern, paradigm is more along the lines of “disasters saved or created.” In this light, I think you’ll agree, Big Guy and Lady M have been in attendance at all the big ones. Let’s review.
The economic disaster: (saved)
Big Guy, signing the Porkulus Bill with Joey B’s approval
Big Guy at the temple of Wall Street
The health care disaster: (created)
Lady M’s contribution to the health care disaster: Candy Striper-Corpse
Illegal alien disaster: (saved)
Terrorism: (saved and created)
Homegrown terrorist, befriended by Big Guy
Global warming: (saved)
Global doofus meets with global warming goofus
Pandemic of Swine Flu: (saved)
And I think we are all familiar with the disaster of childhood obesity that Lady M has dedicating her legacy to:
Inking the Presidential Memorandum creating the Task Force on Childhood Obesity, creating yet another disaster for our crack “Crisis Team” aka, Congress, to get to work on.
And NO ONE can claim that she hasn’t showed up at the economic disaster to do her part for the stimulus.
$540 Lanvin sneakers, worn to the homeless shelter
I hope this is responsive to your kind letter. If you find it helpful, please feel free to pass it along to your friends who might likewise be locked in an outdated paradigm of public service.