May 3, 2013 Arlington, VA [Updated May 28, 2013]
Living in Never-never Land for Real
Anybody who has ever seen Peter Pan, or read the book, must surely have wondered at least once what it would be like to live in a world where one doesn't have to ever grow up. An interesting thought.
Well, the opportunity presents itself virtually every day in the Nation's Capital -- Washington, DC -- where just about every part of Barrie's novel, or was it a satire, have come true.
First, of course, is Peter Pan. Look back on the presidential press conferences, and tell me that Jay Carney, the White House Spokesman doesn't think, and act, like Peter Pan. In fact, he tilts windmills, like Don Quixote; tells the truth about situations like Pinocchio, and has about as much charisma and believability as Igor, in Young Frankenstein. (That might be an insult to Igor). Other spokesmen have been caught over the years lying for their president, but Carney simply creates truth as he chooses to see it, without any real adult perspective, and then uses insults with the media to drive over his point. The media, in turn, sits on every word he says, as if it is actually the truth, and not just something they want to think is the truth.
Unfortunately, of course, he can't be Peter Pan, since his boss, Barack Obama, thinks he is, and runs around the country with a wooden sword, chasing the 'bad' people, and trying to convince the American People he is their leader. Peter Pan became the leader of the young people because he EARNED THEIR RESPECT; Obama goes in too many directions, and creates too much political noise to even take the time trying to gain respect. Perhaps he does not care.
Who else could be Tinker Bell than Michelle Obama. She really does try to spread around the pixie dust, in the hopes that a bit of it will fall on people, and they will believe in her husband, Barack Obama, the President. Like Tinkerbell, Mrs. Obama is well-educated, has a lot of common sense, and flits from place to place with a very purposeful agenda.
Snee, the First Mate, is completely Joe Biden, the Vice President. years ago, when asked about the importance of the office, one of his predecessors likened the office to a bucket of warm spit. Biden has let the warmth out of the cuspidor, and, in fact, denied that it is even a cuspidor.
What better group of sailors on the pirate ship than the rag tag crowd that calls itself the Cabinet. Each has proven to be a failure in something, failed to be elected to something, or has well off base ideas on running the country. All seem to have been selected for their disdain of the electorate. What better group to be surrounded by alligators, just waiting for a meal. Captain Hook, their leader and protector seems to be a lot like Eric Holder, the man who could not make it outside Government, was nearly indicted for malfeasance in office in a previous administration, and has a tremendous disdain for the law. Just like our protagonist-in-chief, Captain Hook.
On the other side of the argument is the majority of the House of Representatives, and the Minority in the Senate, who act a lot like the kids in the trees, who want to have their way without growing up. Of course, the Democrats in both Houses are no better, if not worse.
I tried very hard to find places for Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. Finally, I decided that Pelosi was probably one of the alligators, and Reid was irrelevant. That takes cares of the major players.
When will Washington grow up, and begin to lead, rather than give pain to the people?