There are more than 13 MILLION people unemployed. You can’t trust the prognostications as we’re in a state of chronic joblessness. Two wars, the BP oil slick, housing implosiong, poll numbers down and imaginary racism (Shirley Sherrod & Arizona Immigration) is up – so it’s a good time to go on “The View” for a little “Chatty Kathy” with friends. Huh?
I’m speaking of President Obama who made the unpresidential decision to appear on The View! Given all the hard hittin’ questions about – his iPod playlist, Mel “The Raging Ranter” Gibson, Lohan’s jail stint, his fav colors and Snooki! Who? Was this a Tiger Beat interview?! Next up in the fluffy daytime TV demographic has to be a Jerry Springer special to break through directly to those people who think dignity’s out of fashion.
The only item missing was a well-placed Harley-Davidson commercial break espousing “What Women Want” from a cruiser motorcycle – just after that Mel Gibson question. The media spin was classic. Let’s talk about needing to govern vs. campaigning as he sat there on the sofa promoting himself and his agenda to the daytime talk show demographic – a bunch of mindless women who talk a lot about nothing everyday.
In order to have time to visit the “den of gossip” the president snubbed the Boy Scouts and their l00th anniversary jamboree, for which he was the scheduled main speaker. Nice! Obama’s three predecessors have spoke at the event. No worries. I’m sure all the Scouting youth will forget the administration snub as they become exceptional (voting age) adults.
And if you’re like me, being subjected to this JayZ and ‘Snooki’ nonsense – all in the same sentence – had me wondering if my mind had turned to mush. Could the time not be better served elsewhere? It was the wrong timing, wrong message, wrong audience and I have no clue why they thought this was a good idea?
We need leadership not lecturing. Dude needs to do his job. If not, I hear BP is looking for a new spokesman.
Note: I’m not on a White House watch or changing the blog to rant on political accountability, but this was just “Bush’s” league when it comes to issues of credibility.
BREAKING NEWS: July 30, 2010 — Snooki gets arrested per US Magazine.
Photo courtesy of Jen Chung.