Monday, December 24, 2012
In the words of Barack Hussein Obama (currently vacationing in sunny Hawaii) this is the time of year for all of us to ignore our critical duties, sworn responsibilities, and oft-repeated promises and instead "cool off, drink some eggnog, have some Christmas cookies, sing some Christmas carols, and enjoy the company of loved ones."
Unless your "loved ones" are, say, your Aunt Zeituni, Uncle Onyango, or step-brother George, in which case you can order your Secret Service agents to shoot them on sight.
Still, for once we're actually going to take Barry's advice and enjoy a few days off (assuming nothing too interesting happens in the world) with family, friends, and the comfortingly familiar (Mannheim Steamroller, Mantovani, Nat King Cole, and maybe a little "Miracle on 34th Street." Add two shots of Chivas Regal and serve.)
Here's hoping that over the next few days, all of you enjoy the many precious gifts which can't be contained in a wrapped box, but are contained in the Constitution - the gift that truly keeps giving.
Hope n' Change should be back here on Friday, same as usual. Because like Santa himself, we need to start our new list of who's been naughty or nice. Until then, very warm and sincere wishes for a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah! -Stilton