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Presidential Thoughts

As I type this, Barack Obama is being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. It's a big deal, obviously, but what it has me thinking about is the power of the office and the influence it has over world affairs.

It also has me thinking about what I would do if I were the President (or Supreme Dictator) of Bass Fishing for the next four years eight if I'm lucky.

For starters, I'd have to work on the economy. It's as bad as I've seen in my 26 years as an outdoor writer. The gun folks are doing OK for now because everyone is scared to death that Obama is going to make it practically impossible to buy a gun very soon.