YEAH! IT’S ME! I’M IN THE QUIET CAR!
Blog Guy, I know you’re a Washington insider. Can you tell me what, more than anything else, President Obama respects in other people?
I mean, is it honesty, loyalty, intelligence, empathy, the ability to communicate?
Obama likes people who look cool in sunglasses.
Really? That’s it?
Yeah. After all, he carries it off pretty well himself, and he doesn’t think he should have to bother with losers who don’t.
So who meets his high standards, and who doesn’t?
That’s kind of a sore subject right now. Vice President Joe Biden had his sunglasses debut yesterday, and wasn’t too impressive.
In retrospect, I guess maybe sitting in a train car on a bleak winter’s day looking like Ed McMahon on a cell phone wasn’t the best setting for him.
Yikes, I see what you mean! And what about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? Is she cool in shades?
Gosh, what do you think?
Poor Obama. Is there any leader out there who can meet his high standards?
Maybe just the one.
BTW, if readers would like to propose their own captions for the Biden shot above, feel free to do that in my COMMENTS section. It might make you feel better.
Top: Vice President Joseph Biden talks on a mobile phone after boarding an Amtrak train at Union Station in Washington, to travel to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Left: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama boards his campaign plane in San Antonio, Texas, March 3, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young
Right: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaches for translation earphones, reflected in her sunglasses, during a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding for U.S. support of HIV/AIDS programs in Hanoi, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Julian Abram Wainwright/Pool
Left: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev takes aim as he visits the Federal Security Service Special Task Center on his trip to Russia’s southern region of Dagestan, June 9, 2009. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev