In President Obama’s Heart, America Will Always Have a Triple-A Rating

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 08: U.S. President Barack Obama walks away from the podium after delivering a brief statement at the State Dining Room of the White House August 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke on the economy after U.S. and global financial markets dropped on the news of the downgrade by S&P. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2011 Getty Images

S&P downgrade be damned. President Obama said in a statement to the press this afternoon that, in his opinion, at least, "we always have been and always will be a triple-A country." He is like America's mom, there to hug America outside of the audition room after it gets rejected by the American Idol judges. [CNN]