What are our politicos and public officials thankful for this Thanksgiving?
I didn’t ask. If I had, they’d have given some sort of boilerplate answer about being thankful for an opportunity to serve the great state or nation they love, to give back to the land that’s given them so much, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah.
But I have some guesses.
President Obama also is thankful for the whole field of GOP presidential contenders, but maybe not for Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is thankful for the rest of the field of GOP presidential contenders, too, as they’ve been doing his work for him.
Rick Perry is thankful for his career, his family and… um, oh, what was that third one? Career, family… the EPA? (Oops!)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is thankful to be in a better mood than she was in last Thanksgiving.
The “Super Committee” can’t agree on anything it’s thankful for, other than that it worked really, really hard and had good staff and support – just nifty, really.
Former Gov. Arnold Scwharzenegger is thankful that anyone in his family still talks to him, and that most people outside his family no longer talk about him.
Chancellor Charles Reed isn’t thankful to be presiding over California State University’s sixth tuition hike since 2009, but at least is thankful to be presiding over Cal State and not Penn State.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is thankful to be out of the headlines for a few days.
Every other elected official in Oakland is thankful not to be Jean Quan.