Some people credit Big Guy’s debate performance – or lack-there-of – to nothing more than a momentary brain fart.
Others think it was due to global warming or simply the fact that BO has to bear the weight of the world on his tiny little shoulders.
Regardless of the cause, Team Obama was right back in the game yesterday with all of the “wit of the staircase” they could muster. Being on the campaign trail meant we could still use all of those smart repartees, witty comebacks and clever turns of phrase that didn’t occur to BO while he was standing face to shoes with Mitt Romney.
Butt with the assistance of our Hollywood writers Big Guy was right back on the stump yesterday, staging a one-man do-over. Only this time he had TOTUS stand in for Romney:
BO had dozens of smart sounding sound bites, most of which evolved around one crucial point directed at the Romney camp: “liar, liar pants on fire!”
Oh! And this just in to our news room - our first official October surprise (unless you count the debate): Unemployment falls to 7.8%. Some people call it a “shock” others call it a “fraud.” AP reports, you decide:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election.
The Labor Department says employers added 114,000 jobs in September. The economy also created 86,000 more jobs in July and August than first estimated. Wages rose in September and more people started looking for work.
The revisions show employers added 146,000 jobs per month from July through September, up from 67,000 in the previous three months. The unemployment rate fell from 8.1 percent in August, matching its level in January 2009 when President Barack Obama took office.
The decline could help Obama, who is coming off a disappointing debate against Mitt Romney.
Actually, it wasn’t really unexpected, we’ve been planning it all year. So although there were only 114,000 new jobs, there were 800,000 people who decided to sign up for those “work-at-home-part-time” jobs just last month! Or at least that’s the number we’re using, based on the Labor Department’s most current household survey.
And speaking of fashion blasts from the past, it’s true: Lady M wore (twice) recycled Preen at Wednesday’s debate:
Seen first in London, and then at one of our many I the Military events:
Butt as is common with Lady M’s fashion forward choices, another controversy has come up. This question landed in MOTUS’ Mailbag from Ellen: Is Lady M actually wearing the fashion forward jacket on this frock backwards?
It would appear so; or is it just one more example of the brilliance of Team Obama - leading with our rear-end?