We can all rest a little easier this week: the country is in good hands. John Kerry has slipped into the Secretary of State slot without the U.S. missing a beat. Joey’s in Europe, further cementing relationships, and Big Guy’s got all the pressing domestic issues covered.
On the Deficit/Debt Ceiling/Budget: (“I’ve done my part, I've made proposals, it's their turn, we agree on a lot - and the American public agrees with me - more to be done, won't be easy.”) To help things along even more, yesterday BO signed legislation suspending the nation's borrowing limit until May 18, and today he’s going to order Congress to pass a short-term budget package that would delay the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as the sequester. That should take care of the economy for another year.
Immigration: (“I’ve done my part, I've made proposals, it's their turn, we agree on a lot - and the American public agrees with me - more to be done, won't be easy.”)
Gun Control: (I’ve done my part, “I've made proposals, it's their turn, we agree on a lot - and the American public agrees with me - more to be done, won't be easy.”)
On the foreign affairs front, Big Guy’s new Secretary of State is busily at work solving our pressing international issues:
On hand to give Jean Carré an assist abroad this week is Joey-Heartbeat-Away-Biden. His first assist was with Iranian relations:
“Over the weekend the US vice president attended the Munich Security Conference where he delivered a speech on the Obama administration’s foreign policy, expressing a willingness to sit down in direct negotiations with the Iranian regime over its nuclear programme, an approach that can only be described as naïve in the extreme.”
Then Joey helped resolve the Eurozone problem by annexing Poland:
“In a key passage on the Eurozone debt crisis, Biden referred to Portugal, as Poland, a mistake subsequently corrected in the official White House transcript:
“We have seen positive steps recently to address the eurozone crisis, with the European Central Bank pledging to stand behind countries willing to launch reforms, and with Greece, Ireland, Poland* [*sic-Portugal], Spain and Italy all taking important steps to put their economies on a sounder path.”
And later he cemented relations with France by complimenting French President Hollande for sounding just like our own socialist democratic Presidente:
"I was impressed in the discussion we had relative to climate change -- and I mean this sincerely, Mr. President -- I could have been sitting in a private meeting with President Obama," Biden said. "He would have not said it in French, he’d say it in English, but you said the same thing."
That’s high praise, François. And when Jean Carré gets a hold of you on his new, special Secretary of State phone, he’ll repeat the compliment for you in French.
No word from Lady M since Sunday. She’s still recovering from one of her Super Bowl moves – she threw her hip out while dancing along with Beyoncé’s hot rendition of “Get Me Bodied.” I know this is a bitter pill, butt I keep telling her she’s not as young as she used to be.
I sure hope she heals well enough for us to enjoy our annual President’s week ski vacation to a luxurious resort. Gosh! Since the reelection is over, maybe we can go to Europe this year!
We could help John Kerry handle our foreign relations with Austria. I wonder if he speaks Austrian too?