Wow! That was fun!
No, not the big festival of both kinds of music – I’ll get to that - I’m talking about the pre-show show; Big Guy’s scolding of the do-nothing Super-Committee of the do-nothing Congress.
"after months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee's deadline."
Big Guy didn’t want to get in their way while they were tripping over their own shoelaces, so he decided to help the Euros with their fiscal problems instead. And because they all wear loafers.
So everything worked out just as planned :
“The President’s press secretary tells us that the President and his Treasury Secretary have ‘been very engaged with their European counterparts’ in addressing their debt crises, but it appears the President’s involvement in the American Super Committee was to set a proposal on the table and then leave.”
Luckily, Big Guy’s team had a hand calculator lined up and ready to go, explaining how the failure of the Republicans on the Super-Committee will cost every American thousands of dollars (except for the 47% who don’t have to pay any income taxes). He wants to give that money back to them and only tax the 1% that, I think we can all agree, are causing all the trouble. Get your own Handy Big White handy calculator right here to help you figure out how badly the Republicans are screwing you.
Butt I’m getting way ahead of myself. First, we had some Lady M and Dr. Jill business to tend to in the afternoon. Here they are watching Big Guy sign a bill promoting the hiring of veterans. Good photo op.
No need to adjust your color, that’s just a fashion forward combination of red and fuchsia -symbolic of the sea of red ink the Republicans are running. We just thought the fuchsia would give it a fun pop.
Butt enough business for one day. Let’s talk about Lady M’s latest educational music festival for the people; it was a celebration of - as Willie likes to say - both kinds of music: Country AND Western.
We started the festival, as is our custom, with an afternoon program for the children. We added a fun bow to our red and fuchsia frock for the event.
"We've invited you here because I want to make sure that the White House lives up to the name 'The People's House.That's what everybody calls it, what we call it. And I want to be sure that it's not just a place for senators and diplomats and CEOs who have a chance to come here, but it's a place for all Americans, especially young people."
Lady M forgot to mention that the People’s House also invites Big Union Presidents – who represent some of the little people who can’t afford to come here themselves. (Lobbyists for Wall Street Banks, Big Business and Big Unions are no longer welcome at the Big White however, due to the transparency. We have to meet with them off-site. Sometimes over dinner.)
The Country AND Western performers who came to entertain us were not necessarily all A-listers, butt it was a very diverse group. Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss (apparently one of Big Guy’s favorites), Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor…
Whoa! – what? James-You’ve-Got-a-Friend-Taylor? Kris Kristofferson? Isn’t this a little Country-lite? Lyle, ok, maybe. Butt let’s be honest: Darius Rucker is more a Hootie kind of guy and was only there because there just aren’t that many people of color in either Country or Western genre. And Cowboy Troy was already booked elsewhere.
And I guess we didn’t want any more train wreaks around here. Or chicken jokes, for that matter.
Dierks, while arguably an A-lister, is still Country-lite. Butt we think he can help us out here.
Oh, and sorry. The evening event was mostly closed press. Which is too bad because Lady M wore a lovely pink silk pantsuit. She’s channeling Hillary Clinton because for some odd reason Hill’s more popular in the polls right now than she and Big Guy combined.
We wrapped up the evening with a special request from Big Guy: Allison Krauss sang a rousing version of the old Country and Western classic: Stand By Your Man.
It might even be our new campaign theme song.