A friend of mine from Alexandria, Virginia (located just minutes from downtown Washington D.C.) sent me this photo of a bumper sticker seen around town. The caption was, “Think things can’t get worse?”
But I have a feeling Tatler Photo Caption Contest fans can think of even better questions to ask. Or if you prefer, just make a statement. However, we are talking about the First Ladies here, so please remember our rules, be nice and stay classy because the media is watching.
When writing your captions/questions remember this juicy historical note you may have forgotten from the 2009 book, Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage by Christopher Andersen. (Now “bargain priced” at Amazon, no kidding.)
According to a 2009 piece reporting on the book by the Huffington Post (so it must be true) in 2008, when Obama was in the process of selecting his running mate, Hillary’s name was at the top of the list. That was, until Mrs. O weighed in asking:
“Do you really want Bill and Hillary just down the hall from you in the White House?” she reportedly told her husband. “Could you live with that?”
And that my friends, was how the legend of ol’ Joe Biden came about. For he was then plucked from a Delaware bound Amtrak train and still today remains only a heartbeat and a railcar away.
Story time is over kids, so get cracking writing these new captions!
For inspiration here are the winners from our last highly competitive contest.
Good luck and remember (seriously) bumper stickers are only a weird kind of status symbol in the DC area. There is really nothing to get worked up about here because these two women would claw each others’ eyes out well before this ticket would ever become.. …. a real bumper sticker.