Three whole months into his presidency Barack Obama is greying rapidly, showing weariness and flashes of irritation and has been, according to "allies" of his, surprised at "the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk."
As one source close to his inner circle puts it "Obama is overwhelmed."
This is truly amazing, as during the election campaign, anyone who questioned whether Obamessiah had the sort of executive experience needed for what might just be the most stressful and demanding job on Earth were derided and reminded that he had been "a community organizer just like Jesus" in the immortal words of distinguished New Testament scholar Susan Sarandon.
"A Democratic strategist, who is friends with several senior White House aides, revealed that the president has regularly appeared worn out and drawn during evening work sessions with senior staff in the West Wing and has been forced to make decisions more quickly than he is comfortable.
He said that on several occasions the president has had to hurry back from eating dinner with his family in the residence and then tucking his daughters in to bed, to conduct urgent government business. Matters are not helped by the pledge to give up smoking."
It might be better to put that whole quitting ciggies thing on hold for a while. At this rate, President Barry might just wind up dealing with the stress of it all by going back to smoking dope and snorting coke; after all, it got him through school.
Still, that might make for interesting press conferences, especially when he has to do without his beloved teleprompter.
"Mr President, Mr President, what about reports that Iran will soon have the bomb?"
"Well, that's no big deal, they invented the hookah, didn't they?"
"Not the bong, Mr President, the Bomb, nuclear weapons."
"Oh .. oh .. yeah .. that ... right ... well ... uh ... (*sniffle*) ... Maybe its like in Lord of the Rings, you know, when Gandalf and Pippin are in Gondor just before the big battle and Pippin's like "I'm so shit scared, Gandalf", and Gandalf is like all, you know... (*sniffle*) ... Hey, have you guys ever wondered if maybe this whole universe could be just you know, like, a molecule in some other bigger universe which is like a molecule in like another ... uh (*sniffle*) .... what was the question?"
Oh yes, could be interesting times ahead indeed.