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Obama's shit sandwich

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by Dave Winer.

On the other hand... Permalink to this paragraph

There's this great scene in The Wire, I'm going to have to look it up and at least get the audio online, where Carcetti, the newly elected mayor, is having breakfast with a long-retired former mayor.  Permalink to this paragraph

He explains that on his first day in office he was kicking back in the beautiful mayor's office thinking how great it was to finally be here when his aides came in with a lovely plate and on it was a shit sandwich. They handed it to him saying "This is for you." Permalink to this paragraph

Basically the story is that for the guy on top, every day is a series of eating shit sandwiches in a beautiful office.  Permalink to this paragraph

I thought of this when I read this WSJ article about the first crisis waiting for the new President, and how the current President said "no deal" when Obama asked him to have a taste. Bush basically was saying: "Obama man that's your shit not mine." Permalink to this paragraph

Now, it is a beautiful office. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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