Thursday, March 19, 2009

Messes: Household and Washington!

Here on Thursday morning things are in a bit of an uproar in the King household. We have some shower problems that need immediate attention. The floor of the shower was slowing sinking on one end and, as a result, was not draining properly. So they are tearing out the shower stall, replacing the floor beneath it, and putting in a new shower stall. There is a lot of noise going on and Buster, our invisible cat, has camped out under the bed. Buster is a funny little creature. He's very affectionate with the two of us. However, any time any stranger enters the house, he heads for under the bed, his favorite hiding place. And he doesn't come out until the coast is clear (when everyone has left)! So, I guess its going to be that kind of day for the cat!

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the mess in Washington. And what a mess it is! I think it is strangely ironic how much vitriol the congressmen are showing towards AIG and the bonuses they gave out when all along they certainly knew this was going to happen. What's worse is that if they actually didn't know what was going to happen. The last thing in the world we need is the government running a complicated business like AIG. Who knows when we'll recover from this!! Oh, and don't forget to catch the Tonight Show this evening. President Obama makes his debut on the show as President. It may be historic but I somehow can't imagine any world leader sitting down with him and taking him seriously knowing that he had been a guest on a talk show as a sitting president. Shouldn't the office be treated with more dignity and respect? There is a sense of awe and majesty associated with the Office of the President and I kind of worry that when one becomes too familiar with the occupant of that office, some of that awe will wear off. Time will tell.