In every old time two-man stage act, there’s the Face and the Monkey.
The Face — Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Barack Obama — glides serenely over the material, always looks nice, scoops up the girl at the end, and plays a lot of golf.
The Monkey — Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, Joe Biden — has to make all of the jokes, do all of the pratfalls, and never gets the girl or a tee time.
Here’s President Face handing a steaming pile of pratfall to Vice President Monkey:
“Nobody messes with Joe!”
Hilarious. Because everybody messes with Joe. From today’s Washington Times:
As a thank-you to its most famous customer, Amtrak is renaming the train station in Wilmington, Del. after stimulus “sheriff” Vice President Joseph R. Biden — after the project received $20 million in stimulus money, and came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget.President Obama, soon after signing the Recovery Act in early 2009, designated Mr. Biden his “sheriff” overseeing the stimulus money, charging him with regularly checking in on governors and mayors to try to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the $821 billion package.
Biden couldn’t oversee a ham sandwich. Now that we know exactly how the stimulus plan worked out (it was a spectacular, stinging failure) there’s something blood-boiling about the smugness of Nancy Pelosi’s ovation, and the vapid, empty, utterly useless crapulence that falls out of President Face’s mouth. If you click “play” again, try not to think about the $14 trillion we all owe. That’s about $45,000 per living, breathing American.
This is turning out to be a long, unfunny movie.