Last week Obama, living the metaphor, delivered the old har-de-har with a story about his credit card being turned down at a NYC restaurant. At a fundraiser last night (can't golf at night!) he delivered the rest of the story:
White House Deletes Obama's 'Unpaid Bills' Admission from Transcript
Last night at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago, President Obama mentioned that there are some "unpaid bills" on his desk in Chicago--which he left when moved to the White House after winning the presidential election in 2008. Here's what he said:
"One of the nice things about being home is actually that it's a little bit like a time capsule. Because Michelle and I and the kids, we left so quickly that there’s still junk on my desk, including some unpaid bills (laughter) -- I think eventually they got paid -- but they're sort of stacked up. And messages, newspapers and all kinds of stuff."
Geez, I thought the 'unpaid bills' was a reference to closing Gitmo. Or imposing a carbon tax, or cap-and-trade. Or dialing back the Cheney Surveillance State, or redirecting everyone's war on drugs.
Instead, it's just a straight admission that he can't administer his own household and pay his own bills.