It’s all Obama all the time right now. Adoring crowds. Train rides. Astronomical poll ratings. Kitchy chochkys of the President-elect, White House, even Biden.
But as we all know this can change overnight. Faster than overnight sometimes.
George W. Bush had the highest approval ratings of any president ever after 9-11. After Katrina he was all wet. Remember, “You’re doing a heck of a job Brownie”?
Don’t laugh and say, “This can’t happen to us.”
It can happen to anyone.
Britain’s Foreign Secretary wanted to be the Prime Minister last summer but then he carried a banana into a meeting. He even waved it and smiled a goofy smile. An Alfred E. Newman smile. A Mister Bean smile.
Now he is toast. He’s the laughingstock. Even India’s media took him apart when he visited this week.
Left: Brit Foreign Secretary David Milliband with the “Killer Banana.”