(I wonder what Obama thinks of the Prequel Trilogy?)
On another note, the other day John Scalzi discussed the small upward trend in George W. Bush's approval numbers, in which he's gone from 24% approval to 28%. John says:
I can certainly believe it; I mean, now that I know he’s on the way out, he doesn’t cause me nearly as much intestinal distress as he has over the last several years. This is not exactly the same as getting my approval, mind you. But his not actively pinging the disapproval centers of my brain is an uptick.
Maybe, but I'd say that Bush, while not actively pinging the disapproval center of my brain by doing stuff that pisses me off, is now inactively pinging the disapproval center of my brain by basically sitting around and not doing anything at all except buying a new house in a super-rich, super-white suburb of Dallas. Things are falling apart all over and the new guy doesn't take over for more than a month, but hey, we can totally wait for the person who holds the office of President to actually do something. Rome's burning, and Nero's a-fiddlin' away.
January 20: not soon enough.