It took Obama to catch Osama, and even Bush was cool with it.
Eight years after former President George W. Bush said the phrase “Mission Accomplished” in regards to the war in Iraq, President Obama went through the trouble of getting him a gift: Osama Bin Laden.
Now, that’s a Texas-style anniversary present everyone can be happy with.
It’s no secret that despite Austin’s reputation as one of the few liberal bastions in the state of Texas that we have our fair share of influential conservatives. We even have a record-setting Republican Governor: one record for longest governorship, and the other for largest prayer-induced rainfall.
So, yeah, the great state of Texas leans a bit to the right, and this couldn’t have been more evident than when Obama was running for office. It’s probably fair to say that more than a few of the dutiful citizens asking to see Obama’s birth certificate were from the Lone Star State. However, in their defense, they weren’t motivated to create a political scandal. Instead, they had merely observed that a bunch of Yankee intellectuals liked Obama, so there was a good chance he wasn’t even American. Definitely not from Texas.
Well, here we are most of the way through Obama’s first term as President and not only has he released his birth certificate, but now he’s taken care of America’s number one bad guy, too? Seems like a strong move towards reelection. One that’s grabbed the attention of even the staunchest Republican Texans, and it started with that phone call to Bush. The former President congratulated Obama and moments later a tingle went down the spine of Texas conservatives statewide. Suddenly, they began to think, “Maybe that Oh-bamma guy is alright. He seems to get s**t done.”
So, it may have taken a while for Texans to come around, but we know a good guy when we see one and reckon Obama can stay in the White House a bit longer. The President should just be glad you can’t hold office for three terms because if it takes catching one of the most nefarious criminals of all time to get him reelected to a second, then anything short of personal endorsement from Jesus Christ would land him back in Illinois.