I’m sad — in a very happy way

Who cares about the content?  You’ve got to love this CNN headline:

Obama to lay out sober assessment, hopeful future

The story’s content, as you’ve probably guessed, is that Obama has figured out that people elected Mr. Hopenchange, not Mr. Doom-and-Gloom.  So, he’s got to say that everything is awful, so that (a) it won’t be his fault if nothing improves and (b) he can have an opening for his radical policies, but he’s got to say it with a big, cheery smile plastered on his face.  Should be interesting, especially seeing whether voters listen to his speech with their hearts or their brains.