Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Conan Obama? Barack O'Brien?

Is it too cute to compare the perplexity of our President with the fate of the most popular hip comedian who is not David Letterman? The President might be excused for looking around at the empty hall and saying, hey where is everybody? And more specifically: where are you now that I need you? Which is certainly something like what Conan might have said last Friday when the audience that pretty much deserted him in his late-night starring role--that same audience showed up for the farewell party, to tell him how much they loved him, and how much they were going to miss him.

Yeh, right. Well, if the President and the comedian-in-chief are baffled by their supporters, I suppose I can be forgiven a bit of bewilderment myself.

1 comment:

Toni said...

Poor Obama. True, he's gotten some bad advice from the politicos who helped put him in office, but really, does he deserve this fate? I don't think so. I've been watching a lot of the Australian Open tennis this week and keep thinking of the Prez and his inability to hold onto either wing of the party. If a player covers the right side of the court, he loses the point on the left and vice versa. And if he stays in the middle he's likely to lose the point on the left and if not there, on the right. Grueling sports, politics and tennis. Now I have to decide whether to watch the State of the Union or the first of the two women's semi-final matches.