He had me at “I-i-i-i-…”
It’s no secret that I have few beefs with my President. I like him, but I’m not willing to follow him everywhere he goes, for Obama has a tendency to meander into political territory that I find disturbing, to say the least.
There is, however, one man for whom I would gladly march off a cliff if he led me that way. One man whom I love deeply and unequivocally, a man whose makes me smile just thinking about him, a man who has brought immeasurable joy to my life (except for, uh, my husband of course).
That man is Al Green.
The only way this could be improved is if he were crooning my absolute favorite Al song, “What a Wonderful Thing Love Is,” from the brilliant I’m Still in Love With You. If that were the case, I would quit my housewifely duties on the spot to join an Obama 2012 phone bank team in Cincinnati. Or Scranton. Or Tallahassee. Or anywhere, really.*
If you don’t have a copy that record (or Call Me, Gets Next to You or Let’s Stay Together for that matter), please don’t make an Obama campaign contribution until you’ve hurried to your nearest independent record store to make your life complete. It’s easy to find, for it will be the only album in stock featuring a white wicker chair on the cover.
*confidential to David Axelrod: while this is an admittedly kick-ass housewife recruitment strategy, please don’t have your candidate actually do it. My children need me.