Sunday, November 23, 2008

44 B.C.

It's been about 2,050 years since the demise of the Roman Republic. I am starting to think I understand how some Romans felt when they heard that Julius Caesar was appointed dictator (dictator perpetuo - prior to 44 B.C. he was only a temp, a dictator interregnum).

While Bush Derangement Syndrome is still out of control we haven't had a chance to take a breath before Obama Orgasmic Syndrome takes hold.

The latest example of a BDS outbreak is documented in the Belmont Club:

Gail Collins of the NYT makes what she thinks is is a clever proposal: she wants President Bush and Dick Cheney to resign so that Barack Obama can take over right away. The Gateway Pundit has video of Chris Matthews proposing essentially the same thing.

Thanksgiving is next week, and President Bush could make it a really special holiday by resigning. Seriously. We have an economy that’s crashing and a vacuum at the top. Bush — who is currently on a trip to Peru to meet with Asian leaders who no longer care what he thinks — hasn’t got the clout, or possibly even the energy, to do anything useful. His most recent contribution to resolving the fiscal crisis was lecturing representatives of the world’s most important economies on the glories of free-market capitalism.

Putting Barack Obama in charge immediately isn’t impossible. Dick Cheney, obviously, would have to quit as well as Bush. In fact, just to be on the safe side, the vice president ought to turn in his resignation first. (We’re desperate, but not crazy.) Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would become president until Jan. 20. Obviously, she’d defer to her party’s incoming chief executive, and Barack Obama could begin governing.

Obama Orgasmic Syndrome is manifesting itself in in a different pattern, a dinner service pattern that is, as documented at Six Meat Buffet:

Once upon a time collecting hummels, Precious Moments dolls, and faberge eggs used to be all the Certificate of Authenticity you needed to grant you involuntary incarceration to a padded cell of your legal guardian’s choosing.

But for those who’ve never soared the heights of the hummelian, the passport from your emotional ghetto is just a phone call and $19.95 away. You never thought it would happen but it did.

Awww gee. My wife has three shelves of Hummels from her mom...

For some reason I don't think we'll see any collectors scrambling like mad to order the latest Obama Commerative Winchester Model 1892 .30-30 caliber lever-action carbines or any Barack Bowie Knives.

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