In case you didn't know, 24's next season will welcome a new, female U.S. president, played by Cherry Jones. We here at The Jack Sack support this move because 1) Cherry Jones is a great actress and 2) Wayne is off to build the Palmer Presidential Library (I hear David is getting 90% of the floorspace).
But today, I came across a fantastic article about Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. It appears that Chancellor Merkel shops for her own groceries. This puts New York City's Mayor Mike Bloomberg on notice, as he brags about taking an S.U.V. convoy to a Subway terminal 4 stops from City Hall everyday. Chancellor Merkel is the real deal-- she carries money and she picks out her own fruits and vegetables. Mayor Mike is a f@%#ing billionaire. Quit faking it, Bloomy.
So, let that be a lesson to 24's new president-- we like leaders who mix with the people, wait in line and have a shopper's card for their local supermarket.