Egyptians overthrow their dictatorial president and begin to tip toward Iran-style theocracy. The President suggests light rail and green jobs could help the economy.
The economy shows serious and significant signs of backsliding. The President resolves that Motown is some of the coolest music ever.
Investigations reveal that over 1,000 exceptions to government healthcare have been granted to connected groups, and that the original budget numbers were cooked to hide significant taxpayer losses. The President firmly suggests that a couple dozen state senators from Wisconsin are destroying unions, and that he is resolutely committed to fighting back, maybe, if he has time.
The government is poised for a shutdown, as there is no operating budget and no hope of bipartisan cooperation on developing one without presidential leadership. The President thinks that maybe traditional marriage isnt as important as he used to think.
Libyan rebels are losing ground fast to federal forces. The President issues a stern warning about kids bullying kids.
Gas prices are skyrocketing due to self-inflicted inflationary pressures and a drilling moratorium. The President points out that as the father of two girls, he wants to see the government address gender-based pay differences in the private sector.
All right. So now Yemen is a powderkeg, Japan is on the brink of nuclear emergency, and the government is still poised for a shutdown. So naturally, the question becomes: