Obama had just begun an afternoon statement to reporters lauding the end of a Senate filibuster on his financial overhaul plan when some kind of rodent — opinions differ on which — dashed out of the bushes to his right, just outside the Oval Office.Ok, it's an easy and pathetic joke, but I'll make it anyway: the press is focusing on the wrong rat in this situation.
One bad joke deserves another, so...
The rat's appearance at that moment is not surprising, considering the pile of garbage Obama and his cronies just dumped on the country in the form of the financial 'reform' bill. (Both the House and Senate bills, incidentally, are entirely silent on Freddie and Fannie, the two entities - that continue to receive huge public assistance - at the center of the now-two year old crisis.)
It's anybody's guess when the American public is going to get worked up enough to realize that the current Federal government is spreading plague like it was 1348 and start torching the place.
I think we've reached metaphor overload now. Ixnay to any more hope and change, please.