Obama's post-election speech, the draft version
Hello, America. Wow. So that's how you're going to be, huh? Some election nights are more fun than others. When I say that, I mean, "You win on some election nights, and on other election nights, people take your feelings and jump on them in hobnailed boots."
Hobnailed. Weird word.
What do you want from me? Jobs? I'm not good at creating jobs! More than 60 of my friends and/or acquaintances just lost theirs, and that was after I traveled the country, listening to people and asking them to help. I may have even groveled a little. Me! The president of the United States! If that didn't work for them, I have no idea how to convince your boss to not outsource you. Maybe buy him a potted plant?
You want your paychecks to go farther. They are! You are mailing them to Washington! Kidding. Whoa. Sorry. Kidding. Jeez, just trying to lighten the mood here. It's a funereal. Who died? Liberty and my hopes for America's future? Sorry, another one of those jokes. I read an article in a policy monthly recently that said Americans enjoy jokes. Me, too!
I keep getting lost in this speech. I'm exhausted, like America's natural resources soon will be, under the new House leadership. That wasn't a joke, that was my opinion.
(Yawn.) Sorry, I had to stay up late and explain to Malia and Sasha that this wasn't a referendum on my leadership, and it took a while.
Where was I? Oh, right. Uh, congrats, you people. I'm sure we'll be able to work together great! I even called Boehner to congratulate him. Well, "congratulate" might be less the word than "breathe creepily into the phone for a long period of time, and then murmur something about death panels," but I think he got what I was aiming for.
Besides, nothing says, "I'm sure we'll be able to work well together" like "I have just spent the past few months traveling the country to try to prevent your being elected, sometimes using metaphors that involve cars!" We can collaborate, but don't try to drive, because I am not giving you the keys, no matter what the public thinks.
Look, no one party has a monopoly on wisdom. If we had a monopoly, we'd have put a hotel on it by now.
Never mind. Let's party!
| November 3, 2010; 5:27 PM ET
Categories: Barack Obama, Petri, That's awkward | Tags: Barack Obama, parody
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