The Narcissist in Chief is set to quench his thirst for self-adulation, this time appearing on the Tonight Show with fellow liberal Jay Leno.
From the dailymail.co.uk:
Obama to make history with Leno as he becomes the first sitting president to appear on chat show
Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to appear on a late night chat show tomorrow when he is a guest of comedian and writer Jay Leno.
While most of the people on The Tonight show will promote a film or record, Mr Obama will be pushing his economic rescue plan for America.
Critics accused him of dumbing down the presidency and of blurring the line between politics and entertainment.
Mr Obama appeared on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show during his presidential campaign – but now he will become the first sitting president to go on such a show
But White House press spokesman Robert Gibbs said the show provided a ‘unique audience’ for the President to get his message across.
‘We don’t look at it as a process of demonstrating the President’s sense of humor,’ he said.
Rather, it was a chance ‘to explain the economic situation we are in’.
Mr Obama has attempted to use various outlets to get across the importance of his $787 billion stimulus package.
Mr Obama has been accused of ‘dumbing down the presidency’ with his decision to appear on the show
He has given a live TV address to the nation, regular press conferences and even broadcast messages on YouTube.
Leno’s show has five million viewers each night, but NBC executives are hoping to double that figure for the 10-minute appearance of the President.
Mr Obama has appeared on the chat show before while a presidential candidate. Such appearances are seen as a potent tool in winning over voters.
It is also the chance for politicians to appear less serious by cracking jokes with the host.
Despite the problems facing the U.S., Mr Obama still retains huge popularity among Americans.
But his appearance with Leno has angered many political reporters. Magazine US News and World report carried the headline: ‘Obama’s Jay Leno Tonight gig will diminish his presidency.’
White House aides said the President was anxious to use other media, other than the traditional press corps, to get his message across.
The pre-recorded interview at NBC’s Burbank studios will follow a ‘town hall’ style meeting the President is holding in Los Angeles.
The two-month-old Obama administration has already won passage of the $787 billion package aimed at lifting the Us economy out of recession.
But Mr Obama’s record $3.55 trillion budget plan faces opposition from Republicans, and some Democrats, over its high costs and bold moves on healthcare, education and global warming.
The “dumbing down” accusation is spot on.
Maybe next he’ll do a guest spot on “WildBoyz” to catch the all important 18-24 imbecile demographic. He can ride a llama while trying to explain why we should trust Timothy Geithner.
I’m sure he’ll inject some revisionist history into his spiel Thursday, claiming that the problems with the AIG bonuses were the result of the Bush administration, or at least the work of a Ouija board.
This is just one more example of the fact that this man has no shame. From picking fights with private citizens via his bumbling press secretary, signing the pork-packed Omnibus bill behind closed doors, handing out chintzy gifts to important Heads of State, to relying on teleprompters for everything from policy announcements to ordering McDonald’s, he is re-affirming the perception that he is just as much an empty suit as John Kerry was/is..
Just think about this for a second: The President of the United States is doing a variety show.
He is an ever-increasing embarrassment to this country.
His cabinet picks, his mismanagement of our money, his unrestrained use of the US credit card, his reliance on the teleprompter for everything, his cozying up to terrorists, and his inability to respond to foreign aggression when unfriendly nations start to become belligerent are all examples of just how inept this spend-o-crat can be.
And it’s only been 2 months.
Just in case this hasn’t sunk in yet, let me repeat:
The President of the United States is doing a variety show.