Monday, July 11, 2011


"Serious question: what's the biggest hardship you've ever dealt with in your life?"

When President Obama had his twitter stunt a few days ago, everyone knew his staff would carefully select the questions he wanted to and was ready to answer, ignoring everything else, and would answer far longer than the twitter feed usually allows (140 characters).

That didn't stop people from sending in questions, in particular Iowahawk who had a lot of fun with his. Here are some samples:
  • An $8 billion high speed train leaves Chicago for Iowa City at 8:15am at 40mph. Why?
  • Subtract Malia's age from the number of states. Multiply the result by the number of jobs saved or created.
  • I let my Mexican drug lord license expire. Am I still eligible for the free machine gun program?
  • Why isn't your cabinet unionized?
  • Is this question racist?
  • Why do you need permission to be clear, and not need permission to bomb Libya?
  • Would you get tougher with Iran if you knew they were working with Scott Walker?
  • Let's say instead of winning the future, we end up in a tie. Do we then go to sudden death overtime?
  • If we renege on the debt, where's the best place to hide our stuff from the repo men?
  • I just voted to increase my sobriety ceiling. Why won't the bartender give me another drink?
  • I really need to start living within my means. Do you recommend I start holding up banks or convenience stores?
  • Whose spending created your job?
  • When you create jobs, why do always create them for Texas?
I doubt the president even saw any of these questions. One that Iowahawk did ask was a classic for dealing with presidents that for some reason comedians just can't seem to think of these days: How much do I owe you for all the material?

Oh yeah, I forgot. President Obama isn't fodder for mockery or humor, he's too lofty and intellectual. Nothing silly or worthy of satire in him.

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