Friday, November 7, 2008

Don't Jinx Barry!

Congratulations to all those who voted for Obama last Tuesday. And now down to business. Don't call him "President" yet. That's scary. Don't you follow sports? Don't you know about jinxes? You don't want to screw this up.

We have a good term for Mr. Obama right now: President-Elect. It's now technically correct (according to the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, Sec. 3(c)), but it's a lot safer than President! An even better phrasing is something like, "presumptive 44th president".

If people keep on jinxing the winning candidate with this premature "President" talk, they're going to find boxes of uncounted McCain ballots lying around in swing states, or Barack's years as a Balinese pimp are going to explode into a career-ending scandal. So just leave the presumptive President-Elect well enough alone!


Dave said...

Good point chops. Barack needs time to fill his shoes in with a name similar to "Mr. President" but not quite.

Emily Grace said...

oh man that article really shows an ugly side of him.

Mr. Dough said...

How about "Exalted Ruler", or words to that effect?
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