I know what you are thinking, and no, this isn’t a blog about the unilateral imposition of the DREAM Act by President Obama. Rather, on Wednesday, the eve of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), the Drudge Report has linked to a very important news story from Yahoo News which has reported the results of a survey conducted by the National Geographic Channel. In the survey, the National Geographic found that nearly two in three Americans think President Barack Hussein Obama is much better suited than Republican rival Mitt Romney to deal with an alien invasion from outer space. (Yes, they really did ask this!) In the survey, 65 percent said President Obama would be more adept than Romney to respond to such an alien invasion, with women and younger Americans more likely than men and over-65s to agree with that prospect. (The opinion poll had a margin of error of 2.9 percent.) (Who would have ever guessed that over-65s are not fans of MIB3?)
Of course, it can be easy to mock such a venerable organization as the National Geographic Society for such an insipid survey, especially where it has taught each of us so many interesting things from its sponsored explorations about God’s created world. Or perhaps it is the calm before the Thursday political storm (for both the Supreme Court decision about Obamacare and Eric Holder’s contempt of Congress vote) that Drudge Report would even deign to report such a story. But what does it say about me when I was attracted to reading the story and the comments? The comments proved the wonderful sense of humor that so many Americans hold. Among the comments I enjoyed, “Perhaps they thought they were voting for Will Smith!” or “oh, you mean like he’s protected us from the aliens coming in from Mexico?” or “65 percent said Obama would be more likely than Romney to surrender (and bow) to an alien invasion.” Perhaps the space aliens would be welcomed as potential voters?
I suspect that there will not be an alien attack from space in the near term, but I just wonder whether the survey actually suggests that our national educational system might need a bit more attention, or perhaps former Governor Romney could be better suited to deal with national and world events that will actually exist and occur. Just asking.