It's been a week since the latest U.S. election. Once again, voters sent a clear mixed message to government. That message is: "Shape up or ship out. Unless you're from California. Or Massachusetts." Seriously, voters were hot to jettison incumbents out of sheer boredom. Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and the Tea Party candidates were so much more entertaining than a bunch of boring old incumbents who just pass laws and institute reforms and generally go around incumbing things.
The U.S. House of Representatives switched from a Democratic majority to a Republican one like a warning shot across the bow. "Come on, Obama. You've had two years. Why haven't you fixed everything?" Of course, voters did not give Republicans enough control to actually institute the changes they want to make. Hey, they're not that crazy!
Obama clearly got the message, calling the election results a "shellacking" and planning a sequel to his earlier book, The Mendacity of Hype. Now he's gone to India to try to outsource his job. Pretty soon, the hotline (Do they still have that? Who's at the other end?) will answer "Your call is important to us. Please hold for the next available ..."