"Don't be a sucker, kid! The GEICO gecko is just a computer- generated image that shills car insurance with an outrageous Cockney accent. I, on the other hand, want nothing more than to be your favorite cold-blooded companion."
What if you had spent three years in the Augustinian Friars Seminary at Villanova University in the 1980s? Wouldn't you, like Michael Steele, tend to interpret everything you do or say today as part of some grand theostrategic process to laugh your political opponents into submission?
In his account of the President's press conference last night, Adam Nagourney found Obama to be more "enervating than energizing." That's pretty strong stuff coming from someone who--in his black suit, white shirt, and gray tie--looks more like a funeral director than a reporter for the New York Times.
"This is what we've got -- you know what we've got? We've got trash in the White House. Trash is a, is a thing that is color blind, it can cross all eco -- ecosocionomic kind of categories, you can work on Wall Street or work at the Wal-Mart. Trash are people who use other people to get things, who patronize others, who consider you bitter and clingy."