Where Are The Toys?

Obama just doesn’t seem too happy with the job of POTUS. It’s apparently not living up to all the dreams that he had about it. The appalling lack of gadgets and cool toys in the Oval Office seems to be particularly upsetting to Obama.

The president, in an unscripted moment with donors in Chicago, was talking about the need to innovate in technology.

“The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff,” he said during a small fundraising event at a Chicago restaurant. “I’m like, c’mon guys, I’m the president of the United States. Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn’t happen.”

The president made his off-the-cuff remarks with donors as he took questions and after reporters had been ushered out of the event. But the question and answer session was piped back to Washington by mistake and into the press briefing area where a few reporters were still working late.

Sorry, Boy; there’s no fancy toys with lots of amusing lights and buzzes to delight yourself with and feed to your ego. There’s just fine furnishings befitting a head of state and whole lot of work to do, much of it thankless but all of it important.

On the other hand, if high tech “bling” is all it takes to keep Obama amused, quiet, and safely occupied in pursuit other than political endeavor, it might well serve the nation well, especially during foul weather when he can’t be sent golfing.

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