The incoming president is facing tough tests in the economy, social policy, and international affairs. A President cannot disregard any sphere of responsibility. He cannot forgo understanding the economy (John McCain). He cannot pretend that the wider world is no longer of any importance (Bill Clinton in '93). And he cannot think that posterity will not judge his artistic abilities.
Here is Obama's doodle from one of the few moments he found himself in the U.S. Senate
This fetched $2,075 at auction. The market has spoken. What will history say?
And then there's the Reagan test. Can he doodle like the Gipper?
By the way, if you cannot recognize Obama's subjects (that would say something!), they are (L-R, not politically), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA).