Archive for February, 2009

What Obama should do

February 3, 2009

With apologies to Joseph Heller

Scene: The plebian security line at a major US domestic airport. Obama walks up to the screening point, heavily armed with a variety of liquids and gels.

TSA dude: You’re going to have to surrender those liquids and gels.
Obama: Let me take the liquids and gels onto the plane.
TSA dude: You’re going to have to surrender those liquids and gels.
Obama: Let me take the liquids and gels onto the plane.

[repeated with onlookers until TSA dude realises he is talking to the president. He goes off to receive instructions from his supervisor, and eventually, not knowing what to do, they allow Obama through unmolested.]

Obama: Let everybody take liquids and gels onto the plane.

Exeunt

Major – de Coverly, you are a genius.