But another part of the challenge is not to sound like a freaking idiot.
And that's something Sen. Charles Grassley, Republican (of course) of Iowa, failed at miserably.
Apparently upset that Pres. Obama was, you know, representing our country at the D-Day anniversary in France, after completing a highly successful speech and tour of the Middle East, Grassley took to Twitter.
According to The Washington Post, at 7 am on Sunday, Grassley sent out this Tweet:
"Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us"time to deliver" on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND."
A few minutes later, he followed with:
"Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said 'time to delivr on healthcare' When you are a "hammer" u think evrything is NAIL I'm no NAIL"
Er, ok. Maybe he's not a nail, but he's certainly a tool.
With crowds lining the streets of Paris to actually cheer the American president instead of boo him, as they would have Boy George - for that alone, the trip was successful.
But Obama's masterful speech in Cairo, the beginning, hopefully of the much-needed repair to our image caused by the previous administration, was vital.
And, Grassley, stop bellyaching because you had to - gasp - work on the weekend.
Millions of Americans work every single weekend, in crappy jobs at Wal-Mart and McDonald's and in other minimum-wage, soul-killing drudgery, and they don't whine as much.