Hey, you think you've got it rough, what with unemployment, impossibly high gas prices, rising health insurance premiums, skyrocketing grocery prices, etc. Just think about what it's like for President Obama! Last night at a star-studded White House musical gala, he quipped:
One of the things about being President -- I've talked about this before -- is that some nights when you want to go out and just take a walk, clear your head, or jump into a car just to take a drive, you can't do it. Secret Service won't let you. And that's frustrating. But then there are other nights where B.B. King and Mick Jagger come over to your house to play for a concert. So I guess that things even out a little bit.Cuz if Obama ain't happy ain't nobody happy, and if it weren't for the occasional White House schmooze-n-groove session with the glittering stars of the music world, past and present, the "frustrations" and confinements of the job might bring him down.
Not that it's all about him or anything.
Oh well. You and I may be feeling a bit frustrated as we pay $3.75 a gallon for gas to get us back and forth to our puny jobs (if we have one), but at least President Obama is having a good time, albeit only once in a while. So take it away, Barry --
Thank you, Mr. President, for allowing us the privilege of watching you have fun. It does brighten our bleak little lives, however briefly. All that's missing is the conga line. (Perhaps the first lady would be so gracious as to share some video highlights of her weekend jaunt to Aspen.)
By the way, Chicagoans, don't hold your breath waiting for Obama to come "home." Chicago was a handy place from which to launch himself as a progressive but I imagine he'll end up somewhere a lot warmer, and ritzier.
Many thanks to Michelle Malkin for the Buzzworthy link.
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