How do you stay so thin, Mr. President?

April 7, 2009

Blog Guy, I see President Obama seems to be going to every country in Europe.

Get a clue! Obama himself went to a couple of important countries, then flew home. Now they’re just shipping cardboard cutouts around so the leaders of other nations can have photo opportunities.

The cutouts stand in front of a cardboard version of Air Force One, pose with some locals, and then they’re quickly put back into their flat travel carton.

But aren’t the leaders of those countries insulted?

They know the score. Having their photo taken with a cardboard Obama surrounded by cardboard Secret Service agents impresses their citizens. They even pay a hefty fee for the “presidential visit.”

I’m stunned! So do they pay a per-photo amount for the cardboard Obama?

No, it’s um, a flat fee. So to speak.

Damn! I should have seen that one coming!

Maybe you’re not cutout for this.

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Reuters photos of cardboard Barack Obama cutouts, except for the one on the lower left, showing the real Obama shaking hands with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, April 6, 2009. REUTERS Turkey shot by Murad Sezer.

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[...] actually helped preserve. However, as Barack Obama promised during his Presidential campaign How do you stay so thin, Mr. President? – blogs.reuters.com 04/07/2009 Blog Guy, I see President Obama seems to be going to every country [...]

how do you come up with some many god awful puns?

Posted by steven | Report as abusive

[...] Oddly Enough created an interesting post today on How do you stay so thin, Mr. President?Here’s a short outlineBlog Guy, I see President Obama seems to be going to every country in Europe. Get a clue! Obama himself went to a couple of important countries, then flew home. Now they’re just shipping cardboard cutouts around so the leaders of other nations can have photo opportunities. The cutouts stand in front of a cardboard version of Air Force One, pose with some locals, and then they’re quickly put back into their flat travel carton. But aren’t the leaders of those countries insulted? [...]

I wonder how do they keep the cutouts safe from from earmarks and bent edges…

Posted by M | Report as abusive

That’s the first time I have ever seen Chris Matthews wear a stocking cap. Oh, excuse me, if that was Matthews he would be kissing down lower.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive