The Impossibility of Parody
CSM headline “Obama’s shave ice order: A sign of bipartisanship?”
Seriously? Apparently, not:
Usually Obama orders the same shave ice flavor combination: guava orange, cherry, and lemon-lime. He’s been so predictable about this that Island Snow has dubbed that particular mix the “Snowbama.”
However, when Obama last Tuesday arrived at Island Snow’s Kailua branch for his annual visit, he called an audible. Per a suggestion made by employee Renee Ebia, he replaced the guava orange with melon. Going in new directions! Working with others to make his shave ice a better product! That sounds like a recipe for bipartisan progress if we’ve ever heard one.
(Come on, that makes as much sense as most of the punditry you’ve heard this week. Admit it. It might even be worth a Fox News consulting contract.)
And then Obama did it again. On Monday, he returned to Island Snow for one last shave ice before boarding Air Force One. Instead of the three flavors of his previous visit, he chose only two: melon and cherry. Does this mix reduction presage a desire to rein in government spending? Time will tell. Back to you in “The Situation Room,” Wolf.
Not particularly funny, but only because it’s so damned plausible.