Finally, a Metaphor to Match the Photo

Our guest columnist has submitted a request to the White House petitions website.

We demand a vapid, condescending, meaningless, politically safe response to this petition.

Since these petitions are ignored apart from an occasional patronizing and inane political statement amounting to nothing more than a condescending pat on the head, we the signers would enjoy having the illusion of success. Since no other outcome to this process seems possible, we demand that the White House immediately assign a junior staffer to compose a tame and vapid response to this petition, and never attempt to take any meaningful action on this or any other issue. We would also like a cookie.

We the People [White House, via @tomtomorrow]

Photo: White House Flickr feed [via @daveweigel]

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Programming note: Herman Cain! presser at 5pm ET. Since I’m TV-adjacent today, we’ll have an open thread to celebrate the moment.

They should have held out for a glass of milk as well. Wimps.

I’m thinking Biden would have been a more appropriate choice to appear in this photo. Wonder what the Michelle Haterz Club will make of it.

@matador1015: I’m thinking Biden would have been a more appropriate choice to appear in this photo.

Left or right?

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