Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Prince Hamlet in the Oval

“Words, words, words.”

"He would drown the stage with tears,
And cleave the general ear with horrid speech,
Make mad the guilty, and appal the free,
Confound the ignorant, and amaze, indeed,
The very faculties of eyes and ears."

- William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 2.2

Is it just me, or does Big Guy seem to be shrinking? It’s probably just me.

some pills make you smaller One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small

But yikes! The big Oval speech seems to have hit the airwaves with a thud. There seems to have been a slight miscalculation of the mood of the country. We had some great words, and near perfect TOTUS-assisted-delivery, but something seemed to be missing. Oh yeah - content.

Could this possibly be the first crisis that goes to waste?  So far no one seems real enthused about more taxes for Algore’s carbonless footprints, so he can afford alimony. And Hoo-wee! Even our loyal legions over at Ms.NBC are ripping on BO about his speech. I’ve never heard such hostility towards Big Guy, I mean, other than from Lady M. Even Olby said hurtful things like “It was a great speech - if you were on another planet for the last 57 days." Ouch! That hurts coming from your own team.

smaller still and the ones that mother gives you don’t do anything at all

Even little Bobby Jindal is blowing Big Guy off, ordering the National Guard to go ahead and build the barrier islands in the middle of the ocean. “Screw BP,” or words to that effect, is essentially what Bobby said, but what Big Guy – and everyone else – heard was “screw you.”  He didn’t mention Big Guy by name, but with his thin skin BO’s still smarting about looking like the weak sister in this match up. When a guy with a waist 2 inches smaller than BO’s looks like the more take-charge guy, you’re in trouble. Lady M is not going to be happy about this, which doesn’t bode well for either of them. She’s got thighs bigger than either of their waists

Bobby J Build the damn barriers!

I tell you, something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Madness, treachery, revenge, moral corruption. the only thing we’re missing is incest. Oh wait! Here it is:

Lobbying records show that BP is no free-market crusader, but instead a close friend of big government whenever it serves the company’s bottom line.

It’s beginning to look like Big Guy’s presidency is going to be historic after all: the first American Shakespearean tragedy.

I’m not sure I like the sounds of that.

"You speak like a green girl,
Unsifted in such perilous circumstance."

- William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1.3