Republicans in Congress have now switched gears from laughing at the Democratic Blagojevich fiasco to cursing about the imminent arrival of President-elect Obama's mother-in-law, Ms. Marian Robinson, into the White House. This unexpected development was also apparently news to Mr. Obama who has now gone up to smoking 10 cigarettes a day since he heard the news.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), minority leader of the Senate said, "It's one thing having a Presidential spouse use pillow talk to influence governmental policy, but it's entirely a different matter having the spouse's mom influence the spouse to influence the President." Republican Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) added that he was concerned that Ms. Robinson may have been the older woman that seduced Dustin Hoffman in "The Graduate" and that it would send the wrong message to our nation's youths. "We need to subpoena this so-called mother-in-law to the Congressional Policy and Procedures Committee to see if she qualifies for rent-free living in the premier symbol of America."
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama has sought to have Secret Service protection for her mother. It has yet to be verified that Ms. Robinson's code name of "Pain-in-the-Ass" originated with the President-elect.