'Socking it' to Obama

Phil Boehmke
Now appearing on ‘The Cover of the Rolling Stone' Barack Hussein Obama! The politically irrelevant magazine has scored yet another exclusive interview with The One. There is nothing new or remarkable about this interview, well almost nothing new.

After reading Obama's usual speech (reformatted to look like an interview to the casual observer) and weaving through the tired old rhetoric about the mess he inherited, his self aggrandizing, and demonizing of the opposition (Republicans, Fox News, Tea Parties), I was at a loss to explain what was so ‘exclusive' about this interview. On my second go-round I hit pay-dirt.

...executive editor Eric Bates and I sat down with the president in the Oval Office, flanked by busts of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. The conversation stretched on for nearly an hour and a quarter. The president began by complimenting my multi-colored striped socks. "If I wasn't president," he laughed, "I could wear socks like that."

Wow, Barry O really liked Jann Wenner's socks! That's just the sort of inside information that Rolling Stone Magazine's readers would want to know. But wait, if Obama wasn't president then he "could wear socks like that," hmmmmmm.

With no accurate description or photo to guide me, I found myself shopping for a pair of "multi-colored striped socks." This turned out to be a difficult task, men here in America's heartland are not inclined to wear those type of socks. Having found nothing even slightly similar in the men's department, I decided to see if there was anything that would work in the women's section. Bingo! "Multi-colored striped socks," red, orange, yellow, medium and dark brown, over the knee, one size fits all socks.

Having purchased the "multi-colored striped socks," I returned home and found a large envelope and wrote on it.

Barack Hussein Obama, POTUS
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington D.C. 20500

Weighing the envelope in my hand, I reasoned that four stamps would be more than enough postage, then added one more to be safe and dropped the package in the mailbox. Maybe I should have enclosed a note, I wonder if Barry O will get the message. Hope he gets to wear them real, real soon, America needs the Change.
Now appearing on ‘The Cover of the Rolling Stone' Barack Hussein Obama! The politically irrelevant magazine has scored yet another exclusive interview with The One. There is nothing new or remarkable about this interview, well almost nothing new.

After reading Obama's usual speech (reformatted to look like an interview to the casual observer) and weaving through the tired old rhetoric about the mess he inherited, his self aggrandizing, and demonizing of the opposition (Republicans, Fox News, Tea Parties), I was at a loss to explain what was so ‘exclusive' about this interview. On my second go-round I hit pay-dirt.

...executive editor Eric Bates and I sat down with the president in the Oval Office, flanked by busts of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. The conversation stretched on for nearly an hour and a quarter. The president began by complimenting my multi-colored striped socks. "If I wasn't president," he laughed, "I could wear socks like that."

Wow, Barry O really liked Jann Wenner's socks! That's just the sort of inside information that Rolling Stone Magazine's readers would want to know. But wait, if Obama wasn't president then he "could wear socks like that," hmmmmmm.

With no accurate description or photo to guide me, I found myself shopping for a pair of "multi-colored striped socks." This turned out to be a difficult task, men here in America's heartland are not inclined to wear those type of socks. Having found nothing even slightly similar in the men's department, I decided to see if there was anything that would work in the women's section. Bingo! "Multi-colored striped socks," red, orange, yellow, medium and dark brown, over the knee, one size fits all socks.

Having purchased the "multi-colored striped socks," I returned home and found a large envelope and wrote on it.

Barack Hussein Obama, POTUS
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington D.C. 20500

Weighing the envelope in my hand, I reasoned that four stamps would be more than enough postage, then added one more to be safe and dropped the package in the mailbox. Maybe I should have enclosed a note, I wonder if Barry O will get the message. Hope he gets to wear them real, real soon, America needs the Change.