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January 20, 2009

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(c) 1974 Universal Press Syndicate

This "Doonesbury" from Sept. 2, 1974 some how seems appropriate today. Your mileage may vary.

(© Universal Press Syndicate, all rights reserved.)

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Update: This is great, too. On Friday night, Your TV Pal, Dave Letterman, delivered one last kick in the pants to "Whatever His Name Was" (see 1:38).

On the other hand, I'm pretty sure Whatever His Name Was got through the oath of office (twice!) without flubbing it.

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Update II: An Alert Reader forwards a link from NPR's "On the Media" about how Whatever His Name Was "ridiculed the press, ignored the press, stonewalled the press, bullied the press, maneuvered around the press, co-opted the press, censored the press, jailed the press, fabricated for the press, lied to the press and, for example, when caught illegally wiretapping Americans without a warrant, blamed the press."

Eh. First of all, WHNW is no longer the president. Our long national constipation is over. Let's move on. We have a whole new president to blame any time something goes wrong. (Is it too soon to dub the Obama administration a failure? Answer: Nope!)

Second --- I had occasion to deal with Obama's press people a few times during the campaign. They weren't terribly cooperative.

In fact, the professional organizers in his McKeesport office refused to answer any questions in person or over the phone and directed reporters to call his state campaign headquarters.

So I'm not convinced that the new president is going to be all that open, either. Call me cynical. The new president had better get his feet held to the fire, too, when he screws up.

Your Comments are Welcome!

Sign seen near 1600 Pennsylvania Ave: “Welcome to the White House – Now featuring complete sentences!”
ebtnut - January 20, 2009

Oh, and GO STEELERS!!!
ebtnut - January 20, 2009

That’s nothing. The governor’s mansion in Illinois also features complete sentences. Two of the last five governors completed them, and they’re trying for number three.

Webmaster - January 20, 2009

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