Friday, November 7, 2008

Office of the President Elect??

I can't wait to see the Mini Oval Office he's reportedly working from.

No ego here. Noooo...

I'm guessing if our pres-to-be had been in the Crimean War, he would've been one of those guys custom designing his own uniform with lots of peacock feathers, gold braiding and oversized epaulets. Also reminds me of that episode of "The Office" where Dwight thought he'd been promoted to Micheal's job and started rearranging the corner office with Michael's feet still up on his desk.

Anyway, did you miss the big press conference? Here's the short version:

"Ah...we need to ensure plenty of unemployment is...ah...available to average Americans. Ah... Speaker of the House Pelosi's stimulus package sounds pretty good. Ah...uh... I hope the President makes the right choices... Uh.... Iran must allowed to gain nuclear weapons. Thank you."

Also a lot of reporters addressing him as "Mr. President Elect," at least twice directly, as in "President Elect, would you say..."

I watched it on CNBC, where they had the DOW ticker up as always onscreen as he spoke. Prior to the speech, in anticipation of big things following Obama's meeting all morning with about 137 economic advisers, we had reached the day's high.

As he spoke? Down, down, dowwwwn. (I'm kicking myself. Tried to grab some QQQQ puts just before he took the stage, then chickened out.) Went back up by closing, though.

Not that market direction means anything these days, but it clearly expected more.

Oh, and have you seen the quote on President Elect's website? ( no less.)

"Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today."
-- President-Elect Barack Obama

"Just a little bit better"? Really aiming for the sky there, Mr. The One. What happened to all that "slow the rise of the oceans" talk?

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