Bear with us.

Obama recently got back from his Climate Change-themed tour of Alaska (which, if the Ocean levels remain stable, would make for an epic cruise line). There, he filmed a special episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. While they sadly didn't drink their own piss, Bear and Barack did have an interesting feast.

Crouched by the rocks, they ate the remaining meat on a salmon carcass that had been previously ravished by a bear. While unfortunately the bear had already eaten the high-fat stuff like the salmon's eggs and brain, there was enough flesh left over for a presidential feast. 


Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park. -bo

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"Bear's a mediocre cook, but the fact that we ate something recognizable was encouraging," Obama said, "Now, the fact that he told me this was a leftover fish from a bear, I don't know if that was necessary. He could have just left that out.


This is too rich an image to not be a metaphor something. The first thing that comes to mind when I see a bloody, ripped up fish carcass is Congress. Congress is the bear who ravaged the salmon that is society, and Obama does his best to salvage the good of what's left over. Or maybe the fish is the economy and the bear is Wall Street? The options are endless.

Sources: New York Magazine