Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Speech Heard 'Round the World

When leaders of other countries take office, they're lucky to be mentioned on page 4 of major American newspapers. No wonder most American's can't even name the President of Mexico or the King of Canada. (Canada does have a king, don't they?)

But when you're elected to the highest office in America? People know. People were streaming the inauguration speech to their work computers last night.

Living abroad, I can tell you this cartoon isn't much of an exaggeration.

I wonder if the Swiss living abroad in America were disappointed when this guy didn't make front page of The New York Times when he became president last year. I hear he's got a lot of charisma.

1 comment:

Restless Mom said...

With a name like Couchepin, you'd think if not the NY Times, at least he'd get a mention on Letterman or Leno. But no.

The Finnish President did gain quite a following via Conan, though.

We're enjoying your musings!