In a startling and sometimes emotional meeting in the Rose Garden at The White House, President Barack Obama opened the meeting with the Republican leadership by singing to them the strains of Carly Simon's song, "Loving you is the right thing to do."
There were looks of shock and incredulity as Obama sang:
There's nothin' you can do
To turn me away
Nothin' anyone can say
You're with me now
And as long as you stay
Lovin' you's the right thing to do
Lovin' you's the right thing
As the Republicans looked on in amazement Obama went on to say how much he had always enjoyed working with them in a non partisan and fraternal manner. He laid out his future plans and spoke of their history of bi-partisan endeavors. As many in the audience shook their heads in disbelief, a few stifled chuckles and outright laughter. Only Senator John McCain was seen looking emotional and saying, as if to himself, "I really love this guy."
Obama's final remarks were concluded by his recitation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poem: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
In a scene reminiscent of the sixties and the anti war protests, Obama closed the meeting and was followed by Rahm Emanuel who was carrying a basket filled with white daisies. The President stopped in front of each legislator and placed a white daisy in their mouth. As the legislators streamed towards the exit, some almost running, the Rose Garden was exited quickly. Most refused to comment, some were laughing, others smirking, and only Congressman John Boehner agreed to comment for the record. He said to a reporter, "Blessed are the peacemakers," he paused and then continued with a smirk, "for they can't govern worth shit!"
Senator McCain was seen getting into his car, his face still filled wilt emotion, and still saying, almost as if to himself, "I really love this guy."
In other breaking news, it is reported that after the news of the Rose Garden meeting broke, thousands of cars, vans, and trucks filled with progressives were seen on the highways headed towards Woodstock in what is being billed as "The Last Hurrah Woodstock Concert." Bruce Springsteen is to be the final performer and the closing lines of his song "The Rising" will be followed by the thousands of participants lining up at the tanker trucks filled with Kool-Aid.
" Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine
Come on up for the rising
Come on up for the rising tonight"