Script for a trailer for the new blockbuster, "Obama Rex" (spoken in a deep, sinister voice):
The coronation is over. The curtain has risen. With Rahm Emanuel as his Iago, the Moor has taken the reins. See the conniving Shylock, his hands in everybody's pockets, played by Timothy Geithner. Hear Polonius, played by Joe Biden, utter the famous "to thine own self be true, and thou canst still be false to any man." Thrill to the sight of Lady Macbeth (Michelle Obama) after the infernal-obama-rescue-dog pees in the Lincoln bedroom, as she exclaims: "Out, damned Spot. Out I Say!" Tremble as the three witches(Nancy, Hillary, and Bill), their ambitions thwarted, brew their scheme to bring about his demise. Will the crafty Iago and the unwitting Obama out-maneuver the three, or will THEY prevail? Limited engagement opens January 20, 2009.
But, seriously, I heard the new president say that economic collapse was a "collective" failure.
So, it follows that we will to have a "collective" response. Collective--that is something like a commune, is it not? When he talks about a more mature tone in Washington, what he means is that Republicans and Conservatives better be mature. What about the 1.4 million clods on the Washington mall who booed the outgoing President Bush? They are Obama's constituents; will he implore them to be mature?
Finally, a word about the cute, charming, Rev. Joseph Lowery. Did I hear him Wright?
Did he say, "the brown man will stay around; the red man will get ahead, man; and the white man will do right?" So, white people do not do right? Strange thing to say, considering that, according to the new President, all of us, black, white, red, etc., are supposed to get along now. Strange thing to say, considering that the first black president was elected because of the votes of white people. Mr President, I have one word for you: Maturity.
*cf. INRI: Iesus Nazareni, Rex Iudaiorum