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Above And Beyond: Obama Spent His Entire Morning Fishing Drowned Tourists Out Of The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

It looks like President Obama has really outdone himself this time. The president showed some real leadership this morning when he took time out of his busy schedule to roll up his sleeves and fish drowned tourists out of the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.


Spectators got a peek at the president methodically combing the bottom of the reflecting pool with a fishing net for two full hours. In between his responsibilities as a leader and a father, he still managed to take the time to stack all of the bodies along the side of the reflecting pool for the National Park Service to pick up. And all of this before noon!

No matter which side of the aisle you’re on, you have to admit the president did a good job. This wasn’t just about a photo op—he got in there and made sure he found every last one. By the time he was done, he had a nice, tidy stack of 23 bodies, along with a separate pile of cameras and electronics to be donated to local schools. Nice work, Mr. President!

Obama certainly didn’t have to do this to prove he’s a great president, but we’re glad he did. This is one president who’s ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done! Politicians take note: This is what real leadership looks like.