News, but not the serious kind
I hope you don’t paint for a living, Slick!
Readers have asked what I thought of Friday’s national Day of Service, in which President Barack Obama helped paint a house to show his strong support for volunteer work.
It’s great that the first family set such a fine example, but I noticed all these people standing outside the house where the president was working, holding signs saying how much they love Obama…
I also found a curious Reuters photo from the event. Since I don’t know what was going on, I’m going to pretend I’m with CNN and just imagine it:
“Yo! Skinny! You with the roller! Is that what you call painting?”
“Well, I’m doing my very best…”
“That isn’t good enough, Slick! Look, there’s a hole in the wall now! What do you do in real life, Buddy?”
“I work in government.”
“Hah! That explains a whole lot!”
“I’m sorry about the hole. Uh, can I have your name? I want to schedule you for an early death panel visit”
Above: Washington, DC residents wait to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, September 11, 2009.
Left: Obama paints a room at a home being constructed by Habitat for Humanity in Washington, DC, September 11, 2009.
REUTERS photos, Jason Reed