Well, that makes two things Jimmy Fallon has done that we like. This, and the Emmy opening.

Well. That put us in a bad mood. We need a palate-cleanser. How about The Preznident of These United States, interacting with a constituent — in the constituent’s own language?

Sign of the Times [Distriction, via Kottke]

Awwww, ain’t Bo cute? David Axelrod tweeted that photo yesterday: “How loving dog owners transport their dogs.” Now why would David Axelrod bother with tweeting a cute Bo photo? Unless, of course, David Axelrod wanted to remind us of Other Candidate’s Dogs. And their, um, innovative travel arrangements.

The Obama Campaign’s Humorous Dog Whistle [Time, via Political Wire]

Robert Reich wants to fix what ain’t broke: “My political prediction for 2012 (based on absolutely no inside information): Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden swap places. Biden becomes Secretary of State — a position he’s apparently coveted for years. And Hillary Clinton, Vice President. So the Democratic ticket for 2012 is Obama-Clinton.”

President Obama whips it out: “Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top Al-Qaeda leaders who have been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement… or whoever’s left out there.” [TPM]

Our Oz Correspondent thinks this is an amusing photo of The Leader of the Free World. We’d like to remind our Oz Correspondent to show some respect, since that new Australian Marine Base ain’t there just to protect us from New Zealand.

Strine-ing the friendship [Sydney Morning Herald, via CheapBoy]

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]