Wed, 18 Mar 2009 20:55:20 +0000 – By S.E. CuppRepublican Commentator/Author, "Why You're Wrong About the Right"
Last week I wrote up a facetious -- but perfectly plausible -- list of tasks President Obama could take on while tending to our ruined economy. In light of revelations that our economy is so bad, in fact, that Obama has had time to form an officious-sounding "Council on Women and Girls," repeal stem-cell limits, address abortion legislation, and focus his nimble mind on GITMO and lengthening the school day, it seemed he might also have time to take a vacation, write another autobiography or update his Twitter status, for example.
Turns out, he has even more free time than I thought! This week the Commander in Chief has had an AIG bonus scandal to contend with, a flailing treasury secretary who has even earned the ire of Code Pink operatives, rising brouhaha over school vouchers in Washington and perpetually brewing troubles in the Middle East to contend with, but...
Rest assured, he still made time to fill out his NCAA college basketball tournament bracket. Anyone who's done this before knows it takes considerable amount of energy, even for someone who doesn't really care about the results. The president is reportedly a huge college basketball fan, so it's likely he worked hard on it. (He has UNC facing Louisville in the championship, by the way.)
He'll also make an appearance on Jay Leno Thursday night! That's right, TV-land, our head of state becomes the first sitting president in history to make a late-night appearance, according to NBC. Now that's the kind of history I like to see. Anticipate vigorous grilling from Leno on Obama's favorite D.C. restaurants, his growing tie collection and who he likes on American Idol.
And the House is busy writing up the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, which will dump billions into programs to recruit hundreds of thousands of young volunteers to pursue liberal initiatives through activism and, of course, "community organizing." And they have the audacity to link this new cash cow to fixing the economy.
So in honor of President Obama's seeming excess of free time, here's another list of ways he can multitask, while addressing the economy on the side:
1. Send basket of mini-muffins and Slip-n-Slide to Greek First Family as thank-you for sending ancient Doric column from the Temple of Theseus. 2. Remake "Silver Spoons" and "Golden Girls" using hot, young CW regulars. 3. Form "Let's Find 1,000 People Who Hate Rush Limbaugh" group on Facebook. 4. Attend the Food City 500 at Bristol, and take pre-race ride in official NASCAR pace car. 5. Go in on Venezuelan winery with Chavez and market "ObaCha" cabernet to US consumers. 6. Audition to direct next "Twilight" movie. 7. Mandate that Blackberry and Mac create compatible platforms. 8. Attend one NBA game in every stadium in the country (and Canada.) 9. Write curriculum for new Columbia course, "Republicans: Pro-Israel Propagandists or Anti-Islam Terrorists?" 10. Throw shabby-chic barbecue on South lawn to show country how to party on a budget.