President Barack Obama scaring Americans straight at his first press conference. Can you imagine four years of Uh-Ahh-Uhhs passing for articulation of policy? Oy. And they made fun of poor Caroline Kennedy, not to mention the-one-who-must-not-be-named.
Best analogy of the night about it came from a Roger Simon Politico commenter:
Does anybody else have the sense that America is clickety-clacketing up a very steep rollercoaster hill, and that the ride ahead of us has some railings that are desperately in need of inspection before the train takes the plunge?
I usually love rollercoasters, but this one (which America stood in line for two-plus years to board, enduring a vast and ceaseless barrage of political jibber-jabber) does not promise any fun...only cold-sweat, white-knuckle fright.
Now I can't get the rollercoaster clickety out of my mind.
ADDED: Rollercoasters must be in vogue, as I just read on Althouse a quote by Dita Von Teese:
"You can have a roller coaster ride with a nice guy in a sweater."
Yeah, only Obama isn't a sweater guy. He's Members Only all the way.
(Wow, is that Malia Obama on the left? She has that loping tomboy look many teen girls in transition go through, albeit age-wise she has a ways to go. She favours her father completely, though)
MORE: I keep thinking about this press conference. It's one thing to disagree with a man about policies, but I just can't shake the sense that he is in WAY way over his head. I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that, but it's frightening me all the same.
Can some tech genius out there make a Youtube vid superimposing Christian Bale's rant over Barack Obama's press conference?
Especially this bit:
F***'s sake man, you're amateur.