Yak-A-Doo's: We Serve The Best Unintended Metaphors Anywhere!
President Bush on Monday tried to reassure an edgy public that the economy is "pretty good" despite the dreary mix of a failing housing market, a national credit crunch and surging energy costs.Just seemed to show up. Historians, you have your tagline.
"There's definitely some storm clouds and concerns, but the underpinning is good," Bush said at a Rotary Club meeting, an informal setting chosen to show the president engaged with local communities. "We'll work our way through this period."
The audience of about 80 people listened with respectful silence. Yet a line that normally gets Bush applause — "I'll veto any tax increase" — drew none.
The White House, eager to put Bush in a community environment, chose the Yak-A-Doo's restaurant in a Holiday Inn (where the marquee advertised karaoke night on Wednesdays and live bands on the weekend)....
To keep an authentic setting without upstaging the locals, Bush's team put up no banners or backdrop this time. Gone was the usual announcement of the president's presence over the public address system. He just seemed to show up....