Thursday, October 30, 2008

Infomercial Star: Hey, Suckers, Send Me Another Five Bucks

Good Lord, do the shakedowns ever end with this guy? What, that $600 million just isn't enough to buy an election with?
So last night Obama dumped several million bucks on several TV networks, which they don't mind, to talk at us slickly for 27 minutes about his change that we need.

And when that was over, pingo, here comes another e-mail from Windy City HQ. You'll never guess what. He wants more money. More. Still.

It was a blessedly short message. He called us by our first name and signed only his first name; so we must be pals. He put the entire fate of his historic campaign in our hands. "The campaign is in your hands," he wrote.

Which is a pretty big responsibility, on top of adjusting to a Pennsylvania team winning a World Series.

The good news is he only wants $5 from each of us this time. (But, alas, no car magnet this time.)

$605 million here. And $605 million there. Pretty soon, this change business is getting kinda expensive. And we haven't even gotten to the increased taxes part of any new administration.
He's got relatives living in squalor all over the planet, can't throw them a nickel, but wants everyone to keep sending him money.

But let's look at the upside. This time next year he'll just come take it from you, no questions asked, no solicitations required.

(Photoshop image via reader Tennyson).

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