That will DEFINITELY leave a mark!
“If Obama were cannier than he seems, then he would embrace his own fakeness, becoming a self-constructed celebrity, glorifying in his own artificiality, until like Lady Gaga or Lana Del Rey and every third hip hop star with a pulse, his very fakeness would serve as proof of his inventiveness and his media savvy. Such an Obama would present a birth certificate showing that he was born in Kenya to challenge our notions of identity, admit to squandering all the country’s money for its own good and keep us entertained with his latest antics. It might not win him the election, but considering the example of Zoolander, it might, because then instead of being over, he would be a new escape all over again. “
Maybe Obama now needs to emulate Zaphod Beeblebrox from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
“Zaphod Beeblebrox is from the fifth planet of Betelgeuse.
He is a “semi-cousin” of Ford Prefect, with whom he “shares three of the same mothers”. Due to “an accident with a contraceptive and a time machine”, his direct ancestors from his father are also his direct descendants.
Zaphod has two heads, three arms and is “clever, imaginative, irresponsible, untrustworthy, extrovert, nothing you couldn’t have guessed”. He was also briefly President of the Galaxy. His responsibility in that position was to draw attention away from the true rulers of the universe. To that end, Zaphod and his outrageous behavior were highly successful. And he is the only man to have survived the Total Perspective Vortex (albeit in an electronically synthesized universe which was created especially for him). He used his position as President of the Galaxy to steal the Heart of Gold, a spaceship taking advantage of Infinite Improbability Drive, at its unveiling. He is also the inventor of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, and is the only person alive who can drink more than three in a single sitting. “
———He is also the inventor of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, and is the only person alive who can drink more than three in a single sitting.-——
The comparison to Zaphod doesn’t hold up. The creation of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster was an achievement, an epic achievement. Barack Obama can claim no such achievement. He certainly can not claim to drink more than three.
Barack can’t compete with such a monumental fictional character because he has nothing with which to compete. Zaphod earned all his galactic honors and titles. Hussein was given his by ass kissers kowtowing for recognition.
In his wildest flights of imagination, Barack could never command the Heart of Gold. Being a failed lawyer, he lacks the technical where with all to even understand the concept of such a craft. In his wildest flights of imagination, even with big ears Barack could never under stand the technical complexity much less take the helm and navigate across the galaxy.
Even with the constant aid and assistance of a partially Iranian semi black assistant and a neurotic robot Obama couldn’t muster the brains to guide such a magnificent ship. He would send it out of control tumbling into the path of a galactic hiway crew or perhaps to be burned in the bowels of some star.
His major failing though, as we are seeing daily, is panic
I’d prefer Zaphod to Obama any day.