Wisely, Lady M decided not to got to Wisconsin with Big Guy and TOTUS for his Big Labor rally read in Milwaukee. Besides shoring up her energy for this week’s big fall kickoff of the No Kids’ Fat Behind effort, she’s still smarting a bit over her falling poll numbers. And although she’s publically blaming this on the Republican haters, privately she’s blaming Big Guy for not fixing the economy so people won’t notice all her 5-star vacays.
Besides, she’s also busy rehearsing her stump-speech on behalf of some of our weaker links. She’s been working with me, too, to lose that “angry other woman” look. It sneaks out from time to time and might have contributed just a smidge to her dip in the polls.
But BO had a pretty easy day yesterday, even though he didn’t get to play golf. He played to a friendly house: a veritable love-fest of hand selected AFL-CIO-ers. In his remarks, he shared how the Repubs have been hatin’ on him:
“Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time, they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.”
Those little “ad-lib” lines are always a big hit (TOTUS works really hard to get them to sound off the cuff). Especially when they evoke sympathy from the sycophants. Big Guy went on to explain:
“We didn’t become the most powerful nation in the world by just rewarding greed and recklessness.”
Yes, how was it again that we DID become the most powerful nation in the world? Oh yeah: strikes, welfare, food stamps and windmills. Let’s hire more community organizers so we can get more of that.
After blaming Bush and the Republicans for driving us into the ditch, BO rolled up his sleeves and rolled out another half trillion dollar stimulus plan: Trains, and planes, and automobiles. Not a bad day’s work - for a holiday.