Snapped this pic at DC’s Union Station this afternoon, on my way from the Amtrak platform to the Metro (where the machine dispensed a metrocard featuring a grinning BHO). Readers planning to visit DC will be happy to know that you can get all your Obama‐related tchotchkes and talismans in one convenient locale right after you get off the train.
Say what you will about hapless Jerry Ford, but he had this going for him: nobody ever thought of making an action figure in his image.
In other cult‐related news, today’s New York Times has an “Op‐Extra” sidebar,with “excerpts from Opinion Online.” Our friend Judith Warner, last seen discussing cougar fantasies about “sex with the president,” weighs in about the shirtless Obama cover on the current Washingtonian:
“Just as having a president who can string a sentence together with subject‐verb agreement makes us all look a little bit smarter, just as having a really admirable family in the White House makes us all seem a little less dysfunctional, perhaps having a president who can look good in a bathing suit is in some bizarre way good for the nation.”
Yeah, I mean, God knows it’s been good for Russia.