Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin

Being President is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but stand there and take it. —LBJ

Let’s pray that the President-Elect learns how to take it. The US does not have lèse majesté laws and Americans are very vocal. Having the VP make fun of your critics or siccing the state troopers on them is not very Presidential.

If, as the co-chair (what is that, exactly?) of his transition team said, Obama is ready, “… to begin to rule Day One”, then the first thing he must learn is that he will not be ruling. We are citizens, not subjects, and he is not the king. For that matter, he isn’t even President, yet.

As Christians we have a King who is above any earthly ruler, and this Sunday is an opportunity to remember that. May our leaders remember that as well.