Yahoo! News asked readers and contributors to play Santa for some U.S. politicians and brainstorm some handy Christmas gifts for them. Below is one reader's recommended wish list.
Christmas is nearly here and politicians need gifts, too. Some desperately need things to save them from themselves. Below, we will explore the perfect gifts for four of America's most famous politicians.
President Barack Obama
For Obama, I would give him boxing gloves because -- as much as I hate to see this -- he will likely have a fight on his hands during the November election. I would also make sure that Obama always has media coverage of the Republican debates because these have been comedy gold and for the current president, they must be instilling some confidence in him that he definitely has a chance at re-election.
Mitt Romney seems to be in need of a dictionary. Back in spring 2011, Romney wrote an opinion piece in the Union Leader in which he wrote of America being in "peacetime." The op/ed had to do with our current president's spending being one of the biggest financial binges during peacetime in the history of this country. The problem is, America was sort of not at peace during this. Ground forces were in Afghanistan, some presence was still in Iraq and there were warplanes over Libya. So, it would seem that Romney could benefit from the proper definition of peacetime.
Rick Perry needs so much. He has a gaffe every other day. A good set of government textbooks is probably a good place to start. If he actually took the time to read these books, things like the voting age in America and the federal departments may be something he could learn and actually recall when asked. A calendar may also be beneficial since he cannot seem to remember when the 2012 presidential election is.
Michele Bachmann could use a set of health textbooks. With her stating that Terri Schiavo was healthy and saying that carbon dioxide was harmless, Bachmann obviously could use a bit of education in the field of basic health. Carbon dioxide is, of course, not safe for the environment and humanity at large, and studies have been conducted to back this up, but non-scientist Bachmann has tried to claim otherwise. Terri Schiavo was very much brain-damaged and an autopsy confirmed that this brain damage was irreversible. Bachmann said she was healthy. So, yes, I would definitely get Bachmann some health textbooks and even put myself through the torture of tutoring her in Health 101.