Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Generally speaking, there are two ways to get over the jitters when it comes to public speaking. The first is to imagine every member of the audience in their underwear...although this method has fallen out of favor recently, because who the heck wants to talk in front of a room filled with creepy Anthony Weiner types?
The second method is to warm up the crowd with a really good joke, which is what Michelle Obama did at a recent campaign fundraiser when she said that her husband never takes a day off.
Except, of course, for dozens of vacations and...oh, yeah!...just a little golf. Way back in March, it was estimated that this president had already spent the equivalent of seven 40-hour weeks on the golf course since taking office. So maybe the first lady doesn't actually see "worry creasing his face," but instead sees that he's developed a squint from staring into the sun too long while driving golfballs.
Still, campaigning and fundraising isn't really about telling the truth. In fact, Michelle isn't even being truthful about campaigning and fundraising, because she's having taxpayers pick up the bills to send her and her entourage to small, pointless events which just happen to be near her big campaign stops...thereby allowing all of us to underwrite her husband's fundraising efforts.
In any event, Hope n' Change is sorry to hear that Barack Obama never takes a day off, and we promise the first lady that we'll do everything in our power to give him plenty of days off as soon as possible.