BY JOHN FEEHERY
Reprinted from: feeherytheory.com
Sometimes, I just want to strangle Ronald McDonald.
From approximately 2 in the afternoon yesterday until about 8 o’clock yesterday night, my four-year old son had one message and one message only. He wanted to go to Old McDonald.
Old McDonald – as he likes to call the place where you get the Big Mac – serves Happy Meals, and apparently, the Happy Meal is the only thing that makes my son happy these days.
So, for every fifteen minutes, at various pitches and voice levels, my son requested that we go to Old McDonald’s and get a Happy Meal.
On one level, the discourse between my son and me was extraordinarily frustrating. I knew that he wasn’t going to get a Happy Meal yesterday, and he knew he wasn’t going to get a Happy Meal yesterday, but that didn’t stop him from requesting it on a fairly regular basis.
But on the other level, the message discipline that came from little Jack was very impressive. He stuck to his message, no matter how ineffective it turned out to be.
Little Jack reminds me a bit of Joe Biden.
Now, let’s not kid ourselves. When it comes to message discipline, Joe Biden is no Jack Feehery. Biden is usually on some crazy tangent somewhere, whether he is talking about Anna Chapman (probably my favorite Biden line ever), the President’s over-reliance on the teleprompter (a close second place), or whatever else comes through his transom.