Everyone's offering their two penneth on the hot Hatobama date tonight, so let our Man offer his advice for a successful first date.
1. Obama may be in charge of a country 100 percent up to its eyeballs in debt, but Hatoyama's even worse off - the NYT has a sobering article here by the talented Tabuchi on how Japan owes a mountain more. So, why don't you both go Dutch at the Chinese banquet?
2. Our Man is fond of saying shit or get off the pot, but on Afghanistan, the message has to be GET OFF THE POT! Obama, you can't win this one, so stop trying. Listen to the civilians for a bit, huh? And wipe your nose and clean your fingernails.
3. Hato-baby. Read this here and tell us you'll still be in charge of something this time next year. Believe in yourself, or else no one else will!
4. If world domination is important to y'all and you want it to be speaking English, have you considered the Philippines as the future global superpower (that is after China and India's stars have waned once the oil dries up, circa 2020?). And no arguing, OK?
But hey, enjoy your date. Don't stay out too late. Secret handshake to Doctor Kildare for the NYT link. Pic lifted from here.