Sunday, February 15, 2009

The fierce urgency of being Evita Perón...


It has been a fascinating handful of days.

We've passed the stimulus package in amazingly short time. Finished on Thursday, passed on Friday, and will be signed some time this week.

Sing it with me...
And the money kept rolling out in all directions
To the poor, to the weak, to the destitute [and the salt marsh harvest mouse]
Now cynics claim a little of the cash has gone [to pork]
But that's not the point my friends
When the money keeps rolling out you don't [ask where]
You can tell you've done well by the happy grateful looks
[Reading] only slow things down, [floor debate] gets in the way
Never been a [president] loved as much as Eva Peron

We've had a town hall meeting in Florida where I have come to agree with Jon Stewart. I really hope our president is not setting the precedent that if you are in need, you might get personal help from the President of the United States who, lets face it, has about 300 million other people to worry about.

Sing it with me...
Here's all you have to do my friends
Write your name and your dream on a card or a pad or a ticket
Throw it high in the air and should our lady pick it
[He] will change your way of life for a week or even two
Name me anyone who cares as much as Eva Peron

Now I'm glad that lady got help with her housing situation. I'm kinda indifferent to that guy who got to be a color commentator at a baseball game.

We had the first prime time press conference that drew some pretty funny criticism from Jon Stewart.

Sing it with me...
The actress hasn't learned the lines you'd like to hear

In spite of this, Obama has enjoyed rampant popularity. People even dream of having sex with him.

Sing it with me...
High flying, adored
So young, the instant [prez]
A rich beautiful thing, of all the talents
A cross between a fantasy of the bedroom and a saint...

High flying, adored
Did you believe in your wildest moments
All this would be yours
That you'd become the [prez] of them all?

Partisan bickering, mudslinging, he said, she said, and all the other usual stuff happened this last week or so. Like every other president, Obama promised a new era of politics. They never deliver. Nobody seems to notice. Hey, just because it's politics as usual doesn't mean we can't pretend it isn't. Sing it with me anyways...
A new Argentina, a new age about to begin
A new Argentina, we face the world together
And no dissent within

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