If I may be serious for just a moment.
Website Volokh Conspiracy (a "group blog" staffed mainly by law professors) has this insight into the latest Rasmussen poll results that show President Obama's approval rating at 43 per cent, the same as President's George W. Bush's approval rating upon leaving office:
Imagine how unpopular Obama would be if the press and the late night comedians (who are at least as important as the press) treated Obama as they treated Bush.Emphasis mine.
Law professors know how important the late night comedians are. Too bad the fawning press didn't and still don't.
We moaned about this-- the maddening reluctance of late night comedians to joke about Obama the candidate and Obama the President-- at SHECKYmagazine in multiple postings.
The comedians in the clubs haven't been much better about ribbing the man in the White House. (Many of them are still making Bush jokes!)
Maybe they'll wake up after that "earthquake in Hawaii" comment. (Although we don't have much hope considering the deafening silence after the "57 states" gaffe.)