Friday, July 11, 2008

When Politicians Miss the Point

Seen: An article in the paper about an Obama “town hall meeting” in our neck of the woods. Ella Numera Una was interested, so we said we’d investigate.

Heard: Arrived at local BO (an unfortunate set of initials, oui?) HQ to try to acquire “complimentary” tickets to the event. Doors locked. No evidence of a campaign in sight. We figured the staff was with The Candidate, getting ready for aforementioned “town hall” event. A woman who works in the office complex said that the parking lot had been jammed all day, and that the Obamaites (correct terminology?) had a waiting list for “complimentary” tickets “hundreds of names long.”

Noted: Local BO HQ is in an out-of-the-way location, marked only by 2 rudimentary, hand-painted signs. Well, at least the staff used red & blue paint on white posterboard!

Quoted:
Best sound-bite from the event, according to local news sources (since we didn’t go. Remember, the HQ doors were locked when we showed up for our “complimentary” tickets)—“Well, you know, America already has one Dr. Phil. We don’t need another one when it comes to the economy.” BO made this remark in response to a Big Mac (oh, we love politics, we do!) economic adviser’s ill-advised remarks, calling Americans “a nation of whiners,” immersed in a “mental recession.” Johnny Mac says it ain't so. Go figure.

2 comments:

Tara R. said...

I love the accompaning photos, especially the Superman one... sorry you didn't get your tickets. That would have been an interesting event to attend.

Veggie Mom said...

Glad to hear that I live in a "Nation of Whiners." Way to go, Johnny Mac! I guess you never got over to see BO? He's going to have to do something about those initials!

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