While America is fighting two seemingly never-ending wars and dealing with one of the worst natural disasters in our country’s history, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to be a guest on a daytime talk show by appearing on The View this morning. Popeater reports:
Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the rest of the ‘View’ crew welcomed Obama for what was was the first appearance on a daytime talk show by a sitting president. “Should Snooki run as mayor of Wasilla?” asked Behar during the rapid-fire round. After chuckling, Obama responded: “I got to admit, I don’t know who Snooki is.” He was also asked if he knew Lohan was in jail. Indeed he did, however he couldn’t quite remember why he would know that. “Does Mel Gibson need anger management?” Behar asked. “I haven’t seen a Mel Gibson movie in a while,” Obama dodged.
Man, that’s awesome. Coming across as cool enough to know about pop culture, but serious enough not to seem too interested in it. Especially, the Snooki part! That was great! Except in the below video at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where he made a Jersey Shore reference. So either he knows what a Snooki is and forgot or the words he says are meaningless, hollow words on the page that should be scrutinized and questioned at every opportunity. Another things that should be questioned at every opportunity? Crocs.