Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thelma, Louise and Barack Obama

Barack Obama has been yukking it up with his base during campaign appearances this week. Actually, his entire administration thus far has been on nothing but campaign mode since inauguration, but that's beside the point.

As I noted in a previous post, the president has been making wisecracks about how we don't want to put the car in "R," meaning to go backwards with the Republicans. He thinks we should keep the car in "D" to go forward. Desiring to be helpful to the national discussion, I passed along my little quip about Thelma and Louise driving the car off the cliff to a Congressman friend of mine. When the national car is being driven off a cliff, it's wise to slam on the brakes and put the car in reverse.

I was happy to see Senator John Thune use the line on Fox and Friends this morning. I hope more politicians with access to media will begin using it also. We need to start being quicker on our feet in popping Barack's bubble.

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