At first it was just a passing jape by The Onion:
Now it is starting to move up the political food chain from the bottom as a rumor wrapped in an enigma delivered by a Prozac enema that might be true or false:Gawker: Is Barack Obama Depressed?
We're told by a source inside the Times that the paper is preparing a story arguing that Obama no longer finds joy in the political back-and-forth, has seemed increasingly listless to associates, and is generally exhibiting the litany of signs that late-night cable commercials will tell you add up to depression.
But, we ask, why shouldn't he be depressed? America is:
Add in the launch today of "AttackWatch" and we are swinging between the "My Beautiful Balloon Presidency"
Indeed, if this administration has any theme song at all it has to be the Jimi Hendrix anthem to bipolarity, Manic Depression.
Manic depression is touching my soul
I know what I want but I just don't know
How to, go about gettin' it
Feeling sweet feeling,
Drops from my fingers, fingers
Manic depression is catchin' my soul
And we all know what happened to Hendrix.
I for one am hoping that the Secret Service has taken all the sharp implements out of the Oval Office and planted them in Joe Biden's. I also hope that Michelle has that Big Nurse uniform cleaned, starched and at the ready in the private quarters.
On the other hand, we really don't need a repeat of the last year or so of the Woodrow Wilson Presidency. Maybe we'd best send in Monica Lewinsky for some take-out.Posted by Vanderleun at September 13, 2011 7:52 PM