Get a Mop
by Jonathan Singer, Sat Oct 17, 2009 at 12:28:21 PM EDT
What should a President do when his naysayers complain about his handling of the problems they handed off to him? Something like this works pretty well:
What I reject is when some folks say we should go back to the past policies when it was those very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place.
Another way of putting it is when, you know, I'm busy and Nancy busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess -- we don't want somebody sitting back saying, you're not holding the mop the right way. Why don't you grab a mop, why don't you help clean up. You're not mopping fast enough. That's a socialist mop. Grab a mop -- let's get to work.
-- President Barack Obama, October 15, 2009
Sounds about right.