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Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 4:05 AM

A criticism of President Obama is that his road trips to promote his jobs plan is essentially 'campaigning,' and that, gosh, doesn't he have important things to do, like run the country?

Hmm. Doesn't Rep. Michelle Bachmann have important things to do, like be present in Congress? How about Governor Rick Perry? (Mitt Romney is excused, because We All Know he's unemployed.)

It's not like we're learning anything new from the GOP debates - except stale jokes and putdowns. In fact, while Herman Cain has been pushing his 9-9-9 tax plan, it's outside of the debate(s) that the apparent ties to SimCity 4 were revealed. Could you imagine the comedy gold if any of the other candidates had asked Herman Cain about it before the story had broken elsewhere?

And what's with states bickering about who goes first in the primaries? I understand you're seen as influential, but this is like a race to see who puts up their Christmas decorations first, and who has the most gaudy Nativity scene - all show, no substance.

A phrase that needs to be banned from news coverage everywhere: "... what it all means."

Here to tell us What It All Means is our analyst/expert/professional windbag. Well, it could mean this, or it could mean that, I don't know, possibly it means this other thing. Thank you for your time, always a pleasure.

Taxi drivers and hairdressers can tell us the same thing. So can the guy on the corner stool at the bar. It reminds me of Yoda criticizing Luke in 'The Empire Strikes Back.'

"All his life, he has looked away - to the horizon, to the future - never his mind on where he was! Hmm? What he was doing!"

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