News, but not the serious kind
Mr. Obama, let me talk to my manager…
Well sir, I do kind of like this car, if the price is right. What’s it gonna cost me to drive off in this today?
I’d sure like to put you behind the wheel, Mr. Obama. It’s going to depend on your credit rating.
What’s this doohickey here?
That’s an ashtray and cigarette lighter. You smoke?
Maybe. So about my credit rating…
Let me ask you a couple of questions to get in the ballpark, Mr. Obama. Um, how long have you been in your current job?
Ouch. That’s not very long. Are you pretty secure in it? I mean, good long-term prospects?
What’s your next question?
Is your employer in good shape financially, or is he in debt?
Debt, but only $13 trillion.
Holy crap! Do you own your house?
That’s too bad. But I’m guessing you do live in a really nice residential neighborhood, right?
Nope, it’s the only house in a downtown office area.
I’ll be honest, Mr. Obama, you’re not making this easy. Look, let’s start with the very basics. You CAN prove you were born in the U.S.A, right?
Top: President Barack Obama sits in a 2011 Ford Explorer with Jim Holland, the Chief Engineer for the Explorer, as Obama tours the Ford Motor Company Chicago Assembly Plant, August 5, 2010.
Right: Obama sits in the driver’s seat as Mark Fields, Ford Executive Vice President, explains some of the features of the car.
REUTERS photos by Jason Reed