Obama’s personal tank got stuck on a ramp in Dublin, yesterday. Tim Blair’s commenters mine the comedy gold.
Interesting to see the president playing up his Irish roots. I am reminded of a classic scene from The Quiet Man, where Sean Thornton (John Wayne), upon returning to Ireland from America to settle down permanently, meets Father Lonergan (Ward Bond). The parish priest casts a steely glare on Thorton, and says somberly, in his slightly raspy baritone, “Ah, yes... I knew your people, Sean. Your grandfather; he died in Australia, in a penal colony. And your father, he was a good man too.”
And while Barry cruises around Ireland in his mobile bunker, a genuine leader addresses Congress.
Update: For cryin' out loud! You just can't take the guy anywhere.