There was a very telling SNL skit on Saturday featuring Barack and Joe Biden impersonations. The theme was remember when...the Convention, the Primary...it all seemed so clear.
But now the election is over, and people are sitting at their cubicles or desks in the White House and doing...what?
Yes. For me, the silence from Washington is deafening. I was expecting a torrent of legislation. I thought an Army of Liberal-Democrats would be storming the country by now, enacting programs, rallying Americans, putting kids into the Civil Conservation Core planting pine trees so they could send a few cents home to Mom and Dad.
But that stuff didn't happen. All that happened was a somewhat bland roads project with a lot of "favors" built in, is sitting in Congress. And somehow, with near absolute majorities in two branches of Government, the Republicans are at fault...still!
You know, Ronald Reagan was called the "Teflon" President by his detractors because criticism never stuck to him. Today, I name Barack Obama the Vapor President. He came to office on big promises of functionality that was ready to use -- but the release date came and went and he hasn't shipped anything yet!! In fact, instead of coming into office bringing source code, they still seem to be working up the timeline for an alpha release!Posted by jabailo at February 02, 2009 10:31 PM | Email This