So, Jack White performed “Mother Nature’s Son” at the White House. Not my favorite rendition of it ever–Jack’s voice is great in other contexts, but doesn’t quite work here for me–but still a particularly gutsy move, when you consider who’s in the audience (look to the President’s right at about 1:45):
It would be easy for people of a certain mindset to assume, given the last 8 years, that The Daily Show is simply a liberal outlet, happy to roll over and play dead now that there’s a Democrat in the White House.
The very evening of the Inauguration, they went to work to dispel that, neatly skewering Obama’s speech and it’s use of language that sounds, in many instances, reminiscent of Bush’s speeches:
I find this heartening for a couple of reasons. First, I am allergic to sycophants, so I would have to stop watching the show. Second, this suggests that what The Daily Show is for is good government. That is something that will always need watchdogs, even after disposing of the heedless incompetence of the Bush administration.
Sorry, with all of the “Fear of teh Negro” crap that have been let fly of late, making a Public Enemy reference seems my patriotic duty.
I am still hopeful that North Carolina will break for Obama–I don’t want there to be any question that Obama has a mandate to do what needs doing. Every electoral vote will make the message that much less deniable.