Saturday, November 19, 2011

Change Delivered! That and $4.50 will buy you a cup of coffee.

It looks like “Change Delivered” is still in the lead for the 2012 presidential slogan contest. As you recall, we’ve already test driven a few other mottos that never really gained traction. My personal favorite was “Win the Future” or WTF. This one seems to have fallen out of favor with everyone, including the WTF crowd that came up with it in the first place.

Butt not only did its short acronym pack a meaningful sentiment, it was also reminiscent of one of my all time favorite presidential campaign slogans: WIN – Jerry Ford’s brilliant promise to Whip Inflation Now. Unfortunately, he didn’t get a chance to execute his program.

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In retrospect, it might have been better for the 70’s if we had reelected Jerry, since he at least had a plan, which included “increasing our domestic energy supply by promptly utilizing our coal resources and expanding recovery of domestic oil still in the grounds in old wells ” to beat inflation back. The winner in the epic 1976 contest, Jimmah Carter, had a plan that relied on sweaters, dialed down thermostats, reduced consumer consumption of everything else, and acceptance of the proposition that our best days were behind us. So in a way, you could say he was the godfather of the OWIES!

imageTime to get our Jimmy Carters out!

It probably should be noted that - although things didn’t really turn out all that well for America in the aftermath of Jimmy’s election - at least the citizens demonstrated good faith by electing the man the MSM told them was the smartest guy in the room. Not as smart as Big Guy of course, but much smarter than the moron that he was running against. Historians are still trying to figure out what went wrong there.

jimmy-gerry bubbledPresidential Jeopardy: I’ll take malaise, Alec, for $100 trillion.

Meanwhile, Big Guy wrapped up his East Asian tour with a bowling game in his new bowling shirt,

bowling in baliBowling for dollars: It was like the Special Olympics or something

and then he had a semi-secret meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao that really got somebody’s nose got out of joint:

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No, not Hillary. She was there, keeping her eye on BO:

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao

No, the out-of-jointers was the print reporter’s pool, who were not invited to attend. The only press allowed in were TV reporters and photographers for some reason. The group spoke in hushed voices, so those present really couldn’t hear what was being discussed. They did report that there was no further incidence of tonsil hockey between any of the US delegates and the Chinese dignitary. 

Thank goodness! Those old stories about Big Guy and the Chicago DLC are really starting to unhinge some of the campaign guys Occupying the Big White, and we sure don’t need any fresh meat. And now that our “body man” has saved up enough money from his Big White internship to go back to school to get his MBA at one of the finest business schools in the country (Wharton! - He must have a brain almost as big as Big Guy’s) we hope to put all of those Chicago boyz town rumors to rest. No more bologna!

President Barack Obama and personal aide Reggie Love stand in a hallway of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House after dropping by an African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) meeting, Aug. 3, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Parting ways. No, no! Don’t jump!

Lady M? She still seems to be mildly “sedated” after her last round of sacrificin’ for the American people, butt she’ll be back tomorrow to take part in Joey B’s birthday celebration. BTW, if you want to send your wishes you can do so here. Since I won’t be able to attend the actual party (not invited), I just sent along my best wishes:

joey b b-day card

Wow! Joe’s 69! Can you believe it!!!!