President Obama, flanked by Sheriff Joe “The Whip” Biden, delivered a brief statement after the House passed the Senate’s fiscal cliff crapwich. While paying obligatory lip service to fiscal discipline and the need for more spending cuts, Obama used his late-night bully pulpit to crusade immediately for…new spending!

Boy, were they in a hurry to get out of Dodge:

Update: Obama’s headed back to Hawaii to finish the rest of his $4 million taxpayer-funded vacation. Really.