News, but not the serious kind
So, Doc, is it a boy or a girl?
Blog Guy, I’ve heard our elected officials don’t earn much, and they have to find ways to supplement their income. Is that true?
Uh-oh, I suppose you’re going to ask me about former vice president Spiro T. Agnew, right?
Who? No, I was going to ask about President Barack Obama. Does he have any way of bringing extra money in during these tight times?
Oh, don’t you worry about old Doc Obama. His part-time pediatric practice is a tidy addition to his income as commander-in-chief. He picks up a few extra bucks at every stop, doing baby checkups along the lines of supporters.
I had no idea! So his practice is limited to when he’s on the road?
Mostly, but when he has some spare time he does examine patients in the Oval Office, as you can see here on the right.
Is that little girl okay?
Blog Guy, this surprises me. Is this the first instance of the leader of a country also being a pediatrician?
No. I guess maybe you’re too young to remember “Baby Doc” Duvalier, down there in Haiti…
Top: President Barack Obama holds a baby after landing in Buzzard’s Bay before boarding Marine One to take him to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts August 18, 2011.
Right: Obama talks with Andrew Kline, outgoing Chief of Staff, Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, in the Oval Office, July 12, 2011. Kline’s daughter, Logan, sits atop the Resolute Desk. REUTERS/Pete Souza/Official White House Photo/Handout
Left: Obama holds a baby as he greets soldiers and their families during his visit to Fort Drum in New York, June 23, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed