Daily Archives: January 16, 2016

The Problem with Politics

The Pope is visiting Washington, D.C., and President Obama takes him out for an afternoon on the Potomac, cruising on the Presidential yacht, the Sequoia.

They’re admiring the sights when, all of a sudden, the Pope’s hat (zucchetto) blows off his head and out into the water.

Secret Service guys start to launch a boat, but President Obama waves them off, saying, “Wait, wait. I’ll take care of this. Don’t worry.”

Obama then steps off the yacht onto the surface of the water and walks out to the Holy Father’s little hat, bends over, picks it up, and then walks back to the yacht and climbs aboard.

He hands the hat to the Pope amid stunned silence.

The next morning, the GOP proclaims: “Obama Can’t Swim!”

I read this first as a comment by Douglas Docherty on HuffPost.