Washington, DC—In the final days, the fiscal cliff negotiations became desperate, petty and vindictive—or the “Full Palin” as it is now known inside the beltway. When the President suggested they decide tax rates with the game Rock, Paper, Scissors, Boehner countered with, “I think Fisties would be best.”
Obama then stormed out of the room and played golf. When they met again in November Obama said, “How about we decide which game will determine cuts and revenues with a game of finger football?”
Speaker Boehner told the press that day, “The President isn’t serious about averting this crisis.”
With only a week before the deadline a more conciliatory Obama said, “Fine, you can choose how we choose the game to choose the cuts and tax thing.”
Boehner replied, “I think my four friends will decide, Eenie, Meenie, Miney and Mo,” which caused Obama to liken them to the Four Riders of the Apocalypse before storming off to play more golf and drink.
Boehner later argued, “Any game other than Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo to pre-determine the game to decide our finances would not pass the House…except cookie catcher. I love that shit!”
Obama, having never heard of that shit, suggested pocket pool as he felt he could “get a hole in one”. After an aide explained what that meant, an embarrassed Obama left for more golf in Hawaii.
Boehner told Obama, “The GOP will not even consider Rock, Paper, Scissors unless their Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo proposal was approved.”
A sobbing Obama finally conceded and Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo led to Rock, Paper, Scissors, which led to a last minute deal that averted the fiscal cliff. Whew! However, many fear we will not get out of this debt ceiling thing without some serious thumb wrestling. Best of three, minimum.