I had hoped that, like the noble White House turkey, we too would be given a reprieve this Thanksgiving. Alas, there’s no escaping the Hopenchange, my friends. I’m surprised the NFL didn’t offer to let him guest-referee one of the games, frankly. That would have kept him on TV for three full hours and cast him in the sort of “above the fray” role he seems to enjoy so much in international relations.

Not shown: An illegal horse-collar tackle made by Glenn Beck after the whistle.

Update: From lorien1973 in the comments: “It’s a metaphor right? Brees is … throwing the ball (a paycheck, a job, whatever) to the kid running in the background. Instead Obama intercepts it and gives it to another kid who didn’t even try to catch the ball.”