The New Birth of Recovery Summer Mark II
As far as summer tours go, this has to be the most disappointing.
1:30 PM, Sep 3, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
As the Wall Street Journal's John Jurgensen wrote back in July, this summer's concert scene has been a depressing one, with more than your usual share of musical acts cancelling shows and some cancelling their tours altogether. But the administration's Recovery Summer tour, starring Barack Obama and Joe Biden, had few shows to begin with, and it only got worse from there. Even NPR has chimed in, entitling a segment, "'Recovery Summer' Ends With Economic Pothole."
As NPR's Scott Horsley notes,
In fact, if Recovery Summer were an actual tour, both Obama and Biden would probably be doing free-form jazz by now at some sparsely attended theme park amphitheater (headlined by a puppet show).