I think we're at the point now where it's become inescapable that the Obama presidency is also a show about nothing.
It's the same as Seinfeld. Except for two things.
First, unlike Seinfeld, it bills itself as a show about something, if not everything (remember Mr. Bigtime Change from just last year?).
And, second, the nothingness of the Obama administration is not very goddam funny, thanks just the same.
Consider the following crop of headlines, all from the New York Times, and all published in just the last week alone:
"49 Million Americans Report a Lack of Food"
"N.A.A.C.P. Prods Obama on Job Losses"
"The Drug Industry Cashes In"
"3 Democrats Could Block Health Bill In Senate"
"Another Standoff May Be Looming On Abortion Issue"
"Obama Hobbled in Fight Against Climate Change"
"Leaders Will Delay Agreement On Climate"
"Obama Backers Fear Opportunities to Reshape Judiciary Are Slipping Away"
"Guanta'namo Won't Close by January, Obama Says"
"China Holds Firm On Major Issues In Obama's Visit"