Yes, I’m on vacation, and I should probably be just relaxing, playing Fallout 3 until my fingers fall off… But I’m addicted to the Internet, and going through withdrawals on my vacation doesn’t sound like a pleasant idea.
You know how infomercials, As Seen on TV ads, and the exuberant hosts thereof can make any product seem like it has almost magical properties of awesomeness? In the real world, though, these products inevitably fail to live up to expectations, but the salesmen did their job and got you to buy.
I wonder if the same thing is happening nationally with Barack Obama. He was presented as the Democratic Party’s golden boy, an agent of change in a nation that supposedly so desperately needs it. Songs were written to his awesomeness, and his eloquence caused angels to receive their wings. Okay, so I made that last part up, but given the hype…
It appears, though, that America is getting not only used to her “As Seen on TV” President, but she’s getting a bit disappointed with him as well.
Perhaps we need a giant “Voter Beware” tag on the top of ballots.
Hat Tip: The Real Revo (quickly becoming my new favorite politics blog)
(On a completely unrelated note, I’m very disappointed that not only did Bristol Palin get a major interview a few weeks ago, but today I saw her baby’s daddy on television being interviewed… They have done nothing to deserve this attention. Period. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. To make matters worse, both of them expressed that they had no regrets for their past actions. Fornication and illegitimate children… Yep, nothing wrong there.)