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Let's play fill in the blank!

Pravda, in a "News Alert" via email (ha ha, "news"):

How [1] ______ came to squander the success and goodwill that catapulted him to office is the story of a [2] _____ who misread an electorate he was sure he knew better than anyone, who ignored advisers’ early warnings that key constituencies were abandoning him, who shut out confidantes who told him what he did not want to hear and who began to listen only when the race was all but lost.

Guess who?

[1] Adrian Fenty

[2] Mayor

Why, who did you think? Actually, what this little piece of snark shows is that at least one narrative for The Big O's fate is already written. Me, I would have written the narrative in a slightly different way, more along the lines of:

How Obama came to squander the success and goodwill that catapulted him to office is the story of a President who, after a primary marked by caucus fraud, rules violations, and a permanently fractured base, seized control of the party machinery and then delivered hope and change to the banks, the insurance companies, big oil, and what President Eisenhower once called "the military industrial complex," who were, in fact, his constituents. On March 31, 2012, after Attorney General Joe Lieberman (R-CT) pulled out of Obama's "Government of National Unity," citing "Our President's shameful weakness in the face of terror," with unemployment stuck at a permanently high 22%, food riots, the "Dry Manhattan Summer,"* and the Million Nerd March, where unemployed "creative class" Web 2.0 programmers hacked into the White House web site and posted videos** of Sarah Palin entering a Denny's in McLean, VA, Obama resigned, effective immediately, to become "Goodwill Ambassador" for Goldman Sachs, after turning down Oprah Winfrey's offer to become her co-host. "Let me be clear," said Obama in his Pay-Per-View farewell speech to a divided electorate. "My good friend Lloyd made me an offer I couldn't refuse: A big chunk of change. And I hope someday you all get to cash in your chips like I just have. Good luck, America!"

Just saying.

NOTE * The pipes that bring water into New York from upstate finally failed. Although some stimulus money had been allocated to them as an infrastructure project, most of it turned out to have been siphoned off to politically wired consultants to perform studies. No pipes were actually repaired.

UPDATE ** Faked. Bien sur. Sorry to have omitted that detail, and thanks to the alert reader who expressed their concern. Why? I don't know. Who knows why those clowns do anything?

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Started the morning with a laugh. Funny because almost believable.

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"Million Nerd March, where unemployed "creative class" Web 2.0 programmers hacked into the White House web site and posted videos of Sarah Palin entering a Denny's in McLean, VA, Obama resigned, effective immediately, to become "Goodwill Ambassador" for Goldman Sachs, after turning down Oprah Winfrey's offer to become her co-host. "Let me be clear," said Obama in his Pay-Per-View farewell speech to a divided electorate. "My good friend Lloyd made me an offer I couldn't refuse: A big chunk of change. And I hope someday you all get to cash in your chips just like me. Good luck, America!"