As I was eating my dinner last night, I popped in one of my favorite flicks, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and began to think of Mr. Obama’s Washington.
When Senator Smith’s secretary Clarissa Saunders (Jean Arthur) tells longtime Senator Joseph Harrison Pain (Claude Rains) about how Washington has changed her, she offers, “Look, when I came here, my eyes were big, blue question marks. Now they’re big, green dollar marks.”
It took Arthur’s Saunders a few years to become jaded by our nation’s capital where everything turned into a question of the money that was in it for her.Â Well, Mr. Obama has barely been in the White House three weeks and his eyes have become the same as those of Miss Saunders.
All he sees is those big, green dollar marks.