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Careful What You Wish For

January 7, 2009
Geoff Metcalf

"I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

Sizzle ain’t steak

Reality looms just around the corner as President-elect Obama prepares for his coronation/inaugural. As the confluence of saying and doing approaches one is reminded of the final scene in the 1972 Robert Redford movie “The Candidate,” when after finally winning the election he wasn’t supposed to, the winner is seen turning to his campaign poobah and asking, “Marvin … What do we do now?”

The recent presidential election was the most expensive in world history. Aided with oodles of (sometimes) questionable money and a complicit main stream media, Obama maintained the fiction of “change” and renaissance to win. Now what?

Without even factoring in the unanticipated, inevitable mega crisis, President Obama sits down to an already overfull plate.+

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