While Barack Obama gave the impression he’s doing something akin to abolition right now, he also bemoaned life before the White House.
The president mentioned that Phillips and Douglass have an opulent place in Italy and wondered why there had been no invitation to visit. “I’d appreciate a little break and some Tuscan sun,” the president said, according to the pool report. “Some pasta. I can use it.”
Obama reportedly spoke about 15 minutes. After the dinner, he left the Phillips/Douglass home and headed to DAR Constitutional Hall, where he addressed the Democratic National Committee rap concert/fundraiser. Then, it was back to the White House by 9:45 pm, where the president presumably was able to get a little rest.
I hate to make the obvious point, but . . . there are more than a few Americans who would be happy to let him move on if the job’s too much for him. We’ve all been in over our heads before.
Actually, sorry, that was my fantasy point. The obvious point: Democrats would be delighted if he took the fall off (just a few days more than the month of October!). His break might save a Kilroy or Dahlkemper.