In a move that stunned both political allies and foes alike, President Barack Obama resigned today after serving just more than 100 days in office.
"It's all downhill from here," he told the White House press corps.
The reporters seemed stunned by the president's decision in light of the fawning media coverage he received during his first 100 days.
But the hyperbolic nature of that reportage, ironically, may have been the prime motivator behind Obama's shocking move.
"Let's face it, I'm not going to get better coverage than I have to date," he said.
"The only guy with a higher approval rating is that dude who landed the plane on the Hudson — or maybe that other dude who escaped from those pirates."
Obama may have a point.
Current polls show that the only Americans with higher approval ratings are members of his immediate family.
According to the latest University of Minnesota/Opinion Research Institute survey, Obama's 67 percent approval rating is topped by first lady Michelle Obama at 84 percent, with daughters Sasha and Malia and the first family's pet, the Portuguese water dog Bo tied at 98 percent.
Even the president's little-known half-brother George Obama, who resides in Kenya, garnered a 73 percent thumbs-up.