Thursday, May 27, 2010
I'm just happy to be here.
About half the pictures you see of Barack Obama seem to show him with that big, ear-to-ear grin.
It's almost as if he's laughing about having pulled a fast one on the American electorate.
Have you ever seen anybody so obviously just tickled to be President?
It is often said that the weight of responsibility is such that most Presidents age visibly while in the White House.
It is still too early to judge whether this is the case with Obama, as he has only been in office for sixteen months. But so far, at least, the burdens of the office don't seem to be weighing too heavily.
Hey, it's just a job.