Now back in Chicago, Michelle and Obama sat with their newspapers in hand the next morning. The sound of pages turning filled the room. They paused to consider tasks for the day ahead.
Maybe a nice thank you card for George and Laura?
"How 'bout one of those pop-up foreclosure notice cards," said Michelle, spitting out her coffee in sudden, convulsive laughter.
Obama shook his head. He was not amused.
"Then what? Get an offer to refinance the White House on easy, government credit terms?"
"What credit, man?" Michelle asked.