The attitude around Washington seems to be a general resignation to eking out the next two years and then everything will start to get better because Bush will be gone. Of course the problem with that attitude is that two years is not soon enough. I tend to put a lot of stock in the power of words, and the value of choosing words wisely. The current president and his administration strike me as people who have a total disregard for the power of words, no understanding of rhetoric, and complete disrespect for the intricacies and importance of language. Hence a total inability to communicate, lead, inspire, or offer any assurances. Two years is a long time. Bush can get us into a whole lot of trouble in two year's time… Two days ago the headlines read "Bush Won't Discount Use of Nuclear Strike Against Iran." Nuclear strike? Nuclear? How did we reach that choice of language so quickly? Besides, remember the last time the president promised the US wasn't going to do something? Remember the last time he tried to assure us he was right about something? Two years is a long time to just wait and see what this guy is gonna do next. It makes me a tad nervous, and when I'm nervous I need to laugh. I hope this song makes you laugh too. It won't dispel the prevailing gloom of a White House that has "shifted into survival mode" or just seen the resignation of one of the more talented "un-spokesmen" to grace the podium in the White House press gallery… but it should make you laugh. Sorry for the diatribe… The Happy Medium Song of the Day is a little political parody that you may be getting as an e-mail in the next few days, but I'm delivering it to you as an mp3 so you can add it to your iTunes rotation or mp3 player. The song is called “I'm the Decider.” I don't know who to blame or thank for it (except, of course, you Greta).