25 January, 2021

A Fully Focused Potus

O's deadly serious demeanour might just make us miss the buffoonery of George W

illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
A Fully Focused Potus
Sure, he looks good, means well, and the rhetoric soars like the bald eagle that is the macho symbol of these united states. But how much longer before the novelty of a black man in a white house wears off, and the world starts pining for the comedian-in-chief, the just-for-laffs jester he has pushed aside?

Make no mistake. There are many admirable things B.H. Obama does: he inspires, he promises, he stuns with his jaw-dropping ability to shame a TelePrompter. But surely I am not committing any diplomatic boo-boo in suggesting that, yes he can bore, too, with his 24x7 earnestness and political correctness?

And that if you are not bored yet, you will soon be?

The rights of the homeless, climate change, gay rights etc are all worthy issues, no doubt. But if Al Capone’s co-townsman is going to take this assignment with such zeal, who is going to pry open closed Chinese doors, give German chancellors a quick neck massage, tell the Pope his speech was ‘awesome’, and think the Queen is, well, 250 years old?

Maybe keeping the...



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