Our post on the wretched antipodean ginge Julie Gillard prompted The Angry Vegetarian to remark that he thinks Obama would look interesting as a ginger.
I think we'd be bitching about President Hillary now if Obama looked like this.
We owe our readers an apology for the title of yesterday's post - "Climbing The Greasy Pole In A Skirt". Many of you came here in a state of mildly perverted arousal expecting to find pictures of skanky exotic dancers with poor personal hygiene. To have instead encountered pictures of Barney Frank's smoking muzzles must have been quite sexually confusing for you.
The "greasy pole" metaphor is from the great 19th century British statesman Benjamin Disraeli. On becoming Prime Minister for the first time in 1868, Disraeli is reported to have said "I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole".
The phrase has since been used for any politician who has clawed his way to the top despite obstacles like having the most Jewish name ever.
The pole is especially greasy for female politicians.
At any rate, we'll try to avoid misleading, titillating titles in future posts.
Airlines play huge game of catch-up in NYC area
Runways at the area's three major airports — Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark — were all open Wednesday morning, officials said, but they cautioned that it might take days for all the passengers who've been camping out to get flights.
"I waited 4 hours in the queue just to speak to someone," he said. "Just to get the news that I have to wait a few more days. They really need to have a backup plan. I will never ever travel again in December, never on American Airlines, and never through New York."