Right now we’re concerned with the fate of the kidnapped captain of the container ship the Maersk Alabama. Over the long haul, you also have to be disconcerted by the news that the crew of the Alabama thwarted the pirates’ attempts to steal the vessel itself by using strategies that one of the officers learned from his father, who teaches a course on how to repel pirate attacks at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Who knew that the academy curriculum includes pirate control? This is the kind of thing that makes you realize how important it is to have a president who is both a multitasker and well rested.
Exactly. Viva Obama!