February 20th, 2008

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The Competency of Obama

From IMAO. Heh.

People keep getting stumped when asked to name an accomplishment of Barack Obama, so I thought I'd help. Barack Obama has been a U.S. Senator for a little over three years now. In that time, there have been 1,114 votes. That's almost one vote a day. That means about once a day, Obama has had to stand up and decide whether to vote "yea" or "nay"... or "present" (he likes present, especially for the tough votes; maybe he didn't know how to vote, but at least he felt strongly enough to show up). Despite that grueling schedule, Obama has only missed about a sixth of those votes. Now most of that has been in the last year where he's missed over a third of the votes, but that's because after his first two years of "yea," "nay," and "present" voting, he felt he was good enough to be president. Some of you may say that doesn't excuse him of not showing up for crucial bills to vote "present," but I think Obama has clearly already displayed his competency at voting on stuff, and I don't know what more you want from him. It's time we give him more responsibility... such as maybe a job where he has four multiple choice answers to questions (with the fourth answer being "I don't know" -- he'll like that one). And isn't that essentially what the job of U.S. President is?

I'm really asking; I have no idea. I've never been president.