Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Shrub Uprooted

Plus ça change, plus c'est pareil. About 250 years after the founding of the Republic, about 150 years after the abolition of slavery, the first black man is sworn in as President.

Yet what is his first task in the White House? Some gardening.

Today the shrub that had overgrown the White House grounds over the past eight years was uprooted and air-freighted back to Texas, where he can either take root or remain tumbleweed. Maybe the new President can help with repotting, too?

Wait a sec… Aren't there laws against weed? And how strictly are they enforced in Texas?

Anyway, hard to believe, Bush is gone and we're still alive. That at least, yes, we did.

As for the new man… Will he be better? We will see.

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