Oh baby, Don’t it feel like heaven right now
Don’t it feel like something from a dream
Tom Petty

January 22, 2009 – In one of his first acts as President, Barack Obama ordered hype for Super Bowl XLIII.

“Let’s talk about the Super Bowl, just the Super Bowl,” he said.

Critics compared the action to former President George W. Bush’s suggestion to go shopping after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Obama admitted this was also his first instinct. “I was going to suggest Americans go shopping, but no one has any money and most of the stores are closed,” he said.

Therefore, he signed an executive order to his newly created Department of Hype, which moved seamlessly from his campaign into the White House.

Analysts believe the order for Americans to be distracted by the Super Bowl is simply a way for President Obama to figure out what to do with the mess he found on his desk.

It seems that as long as there’s hype, there’s hope.


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