The ostrich, a bird that doesn't fly, has a long thin neck topped by a small head. When the ostrich is frightened or sees something it doesn't like the ostrich simply sticks its head in the sand and poof! the trouble seemingly disappears. But not really; the bird is in even more trouble because ignoring the situation doesn't make it go away.
The ostrich came to mind upon reading this MSNBC headline: "Obama says he ignored Beck rally."
[H]e swears he didn't watch any of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on the National Mall yesterday and says he doesn't find it surprising that "a Glenn Beck can stir up some of the people."
"I'm making decisions that are not necessarily good for the nightly news and not good for the next election, but for the next generations," he says.
So some 300,000 people, "all stirred up," who traveled from far and wide to peacefully demonstrate--plus many others who sympathized but did not attend--are not worthy of his attention because he is loftily "making decisions..that are good for the next generations." And these "stirred up people" simply can't, or won't understand the man who ignores them.
Those 300,000 demonstrators don't agree with their president; as Obama's approval ratings sink, sink, sink deeper in the sand most people in the country don't believe his decisions are good for any generation.
P-s-st! I'm certain Obama's acolytes provided him with a detailed account of the Beck event. But President Barack Obama (D), making like an ostrich, publicly claims not to care--because he can think better with his head buried in the sand.