Obama to Panda Bears: Drop Dead
Panda bears now share something in common with AIG’s employees: Barack Obama’s wrath.
In a speech before the National Conference of State Legislatures today, Obama said that Washington’s stimulus package specifically excludes funds for zoos. (Circling sharks will be disappointed: the law also prohibits funds for aquariums.)
In a Jimmy Carter-esque symbolism, Bloomberg News reports that Obama also said that he was postponing plans to modernize electrical and heating systems in the East Wing of the White House because this too “doesn’t meet the standard of creating new jobs.”
Rocky notes that the last time his air conditioner broke, a middle-class working man with two kids and a dog came out to fix it. He never realized that the White House uses leprechauns to fix their HVAC systems.