The Obamas are giving celebrity-worshiping America exactly what it wants: a glittering facade of "coolness." What's underneath it doesn't matter in the least. Mona Charen:
Mrs. Obama has been all over pop culture. Her Oscar outing followed hard on the heels of a mean “mom dance” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Her husband, meanwhile, has been golfing with Tiger Woods. Some members of what used to be (long ago, boys and girls, when non-cool presidents were in office) the adversarial press corps, joined forces to chant a question at the returning President Obama after his golf outing. They had lodged complaints with the press secretary about lack of access, apparently crestfallen that the White House refused to permit pictures of Obama and Woods on the course. Their shouted question wasn’t about the sequester, or Benghazi, or Syria, or Hagel; no, the pressies chanted in unison (Occupy-style) “Did you beat Tiger?” Their crush on Dear Leader is undiminished.Read the rest. I watched about 40 seconds of Michelle's "mom dance" with Fallon. There's a term for persons who are overly interested in appearing on television and other media but it's too impolite to use here. But Mrs. Obama seems to be one of those persons. And the sad truth is that America loves it.
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