Like W before him with his plastic turkey, Obama made himself a gift for the holidays for the troops in Afghanistan in a secretly planned visit

and tells them US will succeed – in doing what, I wonder?

Here’s his entrance in NYT – with the legend under the photo “Hey, it’s the Boss”. maybe he went to remind himself he’s still the boss of someone

In the real world, as the same paper reports, unemployment jumped to 9.8 making the word “recovery” they still use a sick joke. Wall Street too

In other news, criminal BP is strying to weasel out of the fines for the oil kill

In local news, NJ governor will approve mediacal marijuana and the Post is miffed

and McCain gets the rap for not helping with the 9.11 compensation bill