The phrase: An apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

Just a little humor and fun diversion from the bleak economic news.

The phrase “An apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” is applied most often to someone with obvious failings, the saying asserts the problem was simply passed along from parent to child.

When Obama thanked Senator Evan Bayh and former Senator Birch Bayh for being at his rally, Obama said, “An acorn… doesn’t fall very far from the tree.”

First, he misused the phrase. It is more commonly used as an insult (most often meaning bad fruit comes from bad trees, or bad children from bad parents.) And second, did Obama have ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) on his mind? His ACORN buddies are a little under the microscope lately for home loan fraud and for voter fraud. Oops!