Sunday, May 8, 2011
If the president wants to know how he’s doing among the real people, he should check out the flat screens at Gene’s Bar & Grill in Roseau, Minnesota. Gene’s is a nice cozy sports bar on the edge of town. Three large TVs on the walls are enough for everyone to have a good view. Since the place opened 15 years ago those TVs have been tuned to Fox News. The sound is muted, but there’s enough verbiage on the screen to put a person in the know. The news is generally bad which puts the clients in a drinking mood. But the day Obama was elected, someone changed the channel to CNN. How long is this going to last, I wondered. I wish I wrote down the date they went back to Fox. It was probably during the Health Care debate. That was an ugly time, I admit. Even I closed my eyes. When I opened them last Monday morning, CNN was back at Gene’s and Osama was dead. That’s Osama with an s.