Jazz Shaw, in the process of discussing ex-Presidents and their public appearances*, wonders exactly what Barack Obama is going to do with himself after he’s out of office. I imagine that it’ll end up being something like this:
…only without any of the science fiction. I imagine that there will be any number of rich people out there who will want to have an exclusive weekend LARP with a real, live former President of the United States. They can all dress up in suits and pretend to be Cabinet officials in an emergency session over the appropriations bill, or something. Or maybe a crack Secret Service team dedicated to protecting Obama from the evil Republicons ninja strike force…
Sh*t, wait, there could be actual money in this. Look, whoever from the DNC is assigned to monitor this site: tell your people to call me in February, once your guy’s done moving out. Business is, as they say, business – and you want somebody who is not in love with your guy running this thing. Love will get in the way of the profit margin… and the margin on this could be huge**.
*The triggering event is George W Bush’s decision to skip the convention this year. A shame – other people are no doubt fuming at that word right now, given that I gleefully gloat whenever a Democrat skips theirs – but then, Obama really really wanted Bush at the convention anyway.
**You could always just buy the rights, of course. I’m expensive, but reasonable.