From today's NYTimes, Obama: Republican leaders must bend on taxes:
Mr. Obama compared the lack of resolution in the debt talks to his daughters’ ability to get their homework done a day early.
“They’re not waiting til the night before. They are not pulling all-nighters,” Mr. Obama said. “They need to do their job. They need to go ahead and make the tough choices.”
It's the ultimate boast of a smug parent: my kids get all their homework done on time!
Where's that bucket when I need it?
(Full disclosure: Older Daughter routinely waits until the last possible moment to deal with homework. Younger Daughter doesn't do homework, because I told her teacher I don't believe in homework for first grade.)