Serious

Barack's most natural condition is being serious. Last night on 60 Minutes, fresh evidence was presented as to why he should stick to his strength. Michelle is also serious - unwilling to offer an assist at Barack's lightest attempts at humor. Barack's already feeling the wear and tear of the gig.
"There are times, during the course of a given a day, where you think, 'Where do I start?' " he said during a session taped Friday in Chicago at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. He said he had already felt, like other presidents before him, that "there is a certain loneliness to the job."