So I really didn't feel much like posting.
However, after I sat the younglings down and enjoyed some sci-fi goodness (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) then chucked them in bed for some new BSG goodness (that's Battlestar Galactica, folks), then soaked my body in hot water (as I was still cold), then got up the next day to warmer temperatures and breakfast fried in bacon fat, I'm feeling more up to my usual. And with the Obama inauguration next week, it's on.
Which brings me to the Asshat of the Week. And since we're going to inaugurate us a new POTUS, it's time to give Barry his due:
Now, I'm sure Obama will earn the award in the future. And I will be a little more harsh than I'm about to be. But since he really hasn't done anything yet (which is a whole other discussion), here's how he earns the award. And before you jump on me, know that I've got a Founding Father covering my back!
John Adams, who would have, had I been around with this blog, become the second Asshat of the Week on his inaguration, once said, in reference to his son (who would have been the sixth AOTW for this reason), "No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it."
In essence the presidency is an office where you face a shitstorm daily at the best of times. It's an office where vacations mean you're in a friendlier environment when you get presented with the daily shitstorm. A large chunk of the politically active people hate your guts and hope you slide under a gas truck and taste your own blood. And the man who holds the office ages about 4-5 years for every year in office. Just ask Bush.
And while being elected to the office is the pinnacle of achievement, having to step behind the desk and know your mistakes will be the biggest in the world is no walk in the park. Now Barack Obama will be the 43rd person to suffer this.
(Side note: I'm leaving out William Henry Harrison, because he'd earn AOTW for standing out in the cold, getting sick, and dying within a month.)
So imagine, having become AOTW for getting in way over his head (as all incoming presidents do), what will happen to the man on the left if he manages to get through two terms (right).