“Recovery summer” has gone to the crapper so much that it’s now contaminating Obama’s vacation swimming holes:
President Obama, who took a plunge in the Gulf last week to show Americans it was safe to swim the oil spill-plagued area, arrived on this supposedly pristine island yesterday in the midst of a rash of bacteria-induced beach closings.
Portions of Tisbury Great Pond, the salt-water lagoon fronting the first familyâ€™s vacation estate Blue Heron Farm, were closed earlier this week due to high levels of enterococci, an indicator that the water is contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria.
But when we asked another town official whether or not it was safe for the prez to take a dip in the pond, he was a little more informative.
â€œDepends on whether or not he likes to swim in poop,â€ joked the longtime islander, who shall remain nameless.
I know Obama is fond of his “car in a ditch” metaphor for why Republicans shouldn’t be given back control of Congress, but I’m guessing the Republicans could get some major mileage out of a “Democrats forcing everybody to swim in crap” parable of their own.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)