May 15, 2010

Obama Invokes "Trust, But Verify." Tempting, isn't it?

In his latest iteration of The Daily Excoriation From the Office of the President, Obama dared a thing he should have been more chary to consider. He invoked Ronald Reagan's famous "trust, but verify" as a weird addition to his amalgam of finger-pointing-as-decisive-action.

Oh, it was aimed at the Oil Industry and their cozy partners in government. Or something. As it was pointed out by others, Oil and Government haven't mixed in a long, long time. Oil money and politicians have dressed more than a few greens, to be sure, but our satraps and governors have seen fit to leech as much from the industry as possible without killing it. At best, they've left it weakened enough that it may not be able to withstand a concerted government effort to end its corporate life.

But Obama, like Prince Humperdinck, waxes officious with stern warnings and trots out what he thinks a killing grace: trust, but verify.

I would not say such things if I were he.

Time for a poll!

Sure, I trust Obama. But let's verify:
Where he goes when he ditches the Press.
That his golf game has improved with so much practice.
If he can function one day without Valerie Jarrett.
That he's made enough money at this point.
His birth certificate. (Not that I care, but that he does.)
Other (detail in the comments). free polls



julie said...

All of the above.

Omnibus Driver said...

That he has Michelle's permission to stand up to pee?

mkfreeberg said...

That He really is more highly evolved than everybody else.

That there really is "Just Something About Him!!1! I's Can't's Explains It!!1!"

That the planted whores in his audiences really are fainting.

That He really didn't know what Jeremiah Wright was babbling about.

That He can think of something good about America, other than what it is He's planning on transforming her into.

That He isn't a socialist.

That He'd be worth a tinker's damn to anybody if He lost his voice.

Sal said...

All college paperwork. Especially the one where he got that foreign student scholarship.
And all of the above.

Yabu (EOTIS) said...

Seriously...I need to see his birth certificate. I'll show him mine.

Janelle said...

How many sides of his mouth can he speak with at the same time?

Joan of Argghh! said...

Heh. Janelle, if you count his forked tongue the number becomes exponential!

patti said...

That his strings are or are not being pulled by others - personally believe he is a useful idiot for someone.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Patti: George Soros. Fact.

Daphne said...

Apparently I'm in the ten percent because I couldn't give a rat's ass about his birth certificate.

My problem with the man is his basic frame of mind.

PeggyU said...

I have a question. If George Soros is the 29th richest person on earth, is there anyone among nos. 1 through 28 who has a decent character and is capable of undermining him?

pamibe said...

I vote for 'all of the above', including the questions in the comments.