We all know that the promises of a political candidate are like those of a Hollywood agent or horny teen-aged boy in the back seat, loosely made and easily broken. I don’t know if there is a legal defense for not keeping your word given in the heat of passion but Mr. Obama has sent signals that one of his most reported promises may be off the table.
A few nights ago the Obama’s sat down for a 60 minutes interview with alleged journalist Steve Kroft. The Obama’s gave their first interview since the election to the CBS’s news division as a reward for being the first major news organization to endorse him. “It’s only fair,” said an inside source at CBS, “since we were way deeper in the tank and will continue to support the President-Elect no matter how badly he screws up.” In one of the biggest pieces of fluff to hit the airwaves since Barney the Obama’s gave insight into their kitchen habits and other matters of gravitas. The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy doesn’t doubt that Mr. Obama finds comfort in doing the dished but finds it hard to believe that they don’t own a dishwasher.
The most significant point in the interview was when the Obama’s sent signals to their youngest constituents that the Puppy Plan may be off the table. While saying that Guantanamo will still be closed despite the fact that doing so will paralyze the Federal Court system, and affirming his commitment to find Bin Laden Mrs. Obama has put the dog on hold. Mrs. Obama said that the dog might be too much for the President Elect to handle but her mother would not be.
It is obvious that the backing away from this promise is a signal to the public that in the Obama administration any promise no matter to whom can be forgotten.
Both Sasha and Malia have declined comment, a sign all may not be well in Obamaland.