Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Forrest Gump or Vladimir Putin

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in th...
Forrest Gump (character)
Obama Inserts Himself in White House Bios of Past Presidents

Why would any President, even one as self-impressed as Obama, allow his persona to be inserted into the biographies of our past Presidents? That thought bothered me all day yesterday.

After sleeping on it last night, it is obvious to me that there are only two viable possibilities.

First, someone at the White House or in the Obama re-election campaign watched Forrest Gump one too many times over the weekend and just felt a calling.  Or, this is the beginning of a stealth campaign to keep up with the real or imagined exploits of Vladimir Putin. 
If you think the Forrest Gump scenario more viable, consider where that could lead. We could see a short video clip of Obama raising the flag at Iwo Jima or sprinting to a Gold Medal at the Olympics a la Jessie Owens or being sworn in as President of the United States. Or even more scary, playing in the Lt. Dan Band.

On the other hand, if you buy the Putin fantasy, just imagine how much fun that video could be. Remember that beach body  they created for Obama during the campaign? Perfect pecs. Just imagine him rescuing relics from the sea and flying helicopters. Lions, and tigers and bears, oh my! This scenario seems more likely.

If the Forrest Gump idea prevails, please omit the scene where Forrest (Obama) reveals his buttocks wound to some unfortunate future President.   

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