The joke that became true – President Clinton redux

It was so disconcerting to see Bill Clinton take over the presidential podium from Barack Obama the other day. And then Obama stood around looking like Clinton’s assistant until he decided he had to run off because otherwise his wife would be mad. Is Obama the President or just a hen-pecked husband?

Compare to this satirical piece from winter 2008.

Amplify’d from

Obama Names Bill Clinton to Presidential Post

WASHINGTON DC – Ending weeks of speculation and rumors, President-Elect Barack Obama today named Bill Clinton to join his incoming administration as President of the United States, where he will head the federal government’s executive branch.

“I am pleased that Bill Clinton has agreed to come out of retirement to head up this crucial post in my administration,” said Obama. “He brings a lifetime of previous executive experience as Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States, and has worked closely with most of the members of my Cabinet.”