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It's Lonely Being Pathetic

In an interview with Harry "Scrotum" Smith of the CBS "Early Show", a Ms. Betsy Gleick reveals tid-bits about her upcoming People magazine's puff piece on (surprise!) Barack and Michelle Obama.

According to Ms. Gleick, Barack reveals just how (sniff) lonely it can get as President.

As Harry helpfully points out that Obama has talked of his feeling of "being in a bubble" as President, Ms. Gleick empathetically said his thoughts on the subject were "touching."

(Enter involuntary dry-heaves.)

As this bastion of journalistic integrity explains :

"He just talked about the loneliness of the job. And some of the loneliness, he embraces. He realizes that he has big decisions that he alone needs to make," she said. "But he misses being out among regular people."


Ah, yes, walking with the masses. Seeing how the surfs live. Tossing a quarter to a Chicago bum.

Not content with just feeling the One's loneliness, Gleick also comments of the photo shoot that the First Couple did for the rag.

According to the article, she claims " the pictures show the genuine affection between the President and the First Lady."

(As if she would report on tension and eyes shooting daggers.)

"They're comfortable," she said. "They have sort of taken to life in the White House. Their children have taken to life in the White House."

Don't get too comfy, bub.

Gleick said there are several "adorable" anecdotes about the children getting adjusted to life in the mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue. She added the two girls seem as if they now view the historic residence home.

As for the presidential garden, Gleick said it's still an important symbol for Michelle in her fight against childhood obesity and self-sustaining food supplies.

"She tells us we're going to be hearing a lot more this year from her about childhood obesity and healthy eating for families."

I guess Ms. Gleick didn't have time to mention Michelle's "Veggie-Gate", what with all the adoration she felt for the Obama's.

Does this man ever actually do his job?

Cover stories, photo shoots, and fawning interviews abound on a weekly basis.

These two attention whores seem not to realize that they are not celebrities.

Obama was elected to do produce results from which he based his campaign.

That said, thankfully, even with a Democratic "super-majority" in Congress, he has proved so ineffective at driving his agenda that the possible damage has been somewhat limited.

The media, whether once respected publications or puffy rags like People, have prostituted themselves to serve at his pleasure.

It is vapid, self-serving, and occurs with so much frequency that it makes people wonder just when the hell does he actually have time to govern.



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Comments (19)

That should read: "Seeing h... (Below threshold)

That should read: "Seeing how the serfs live."

Although ....
Maybe "Seeing how the surfs live." was what he was doing in Hawaii last month.

I'm sure those 170 parties ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I'm sure those 170 parties have help ease the loneliness.

Good grief! What would this jerk do if there wasn't a party every 3 days so people could kiss his ass?

I'm trying to comprehend th... (Below threshold)

I'm trying to comprehend this. The CBS Early Show interviewing someone about an article she wrote about Obama that will appear in............ PEOPLE magazine?!?!

I am waiting for the next e... (Below threshold)
retired military:

I am waiting for the next earthquake to hit Mexcio. Obama can use the precedent with Haiti to legalize all the mexicans in the US illegally and let them stay.

Voila next democrat voting block.

According to Ms. Gleick,... (Below threshold)

According to Ms. Gleick, Barack reveals just how (sniff) lonely it can get as President.

Oh. My. God!!!

And here I naively thought that he actually wanted this job; that he campaigned very hard and successfully to get it.

I never knew he was dragged, kicking and screaming, into it.

This is horrible! The perpetrators of this atrocity must be brought to justice, and Barry must be freed, ASAP.


I'm with Paul_In_Houston...... (Below threshold)

I'm with Paul_In_Houston...let's get the pitchforks and torches and FREE Barry!!

The land that the nation known as the United States sits on will still be here in 2012. What will be sitting on that land I can't really say.

2010 may answer that question!

The media, whether once ... (Below threshold)

The media, whether once respected publications or puffy rags like People, have prostituted themselves to serve at his pleasure.

Oliver Cromwell's 1653 speech, to the parliament he was dismissing, seems to fit the media perfectly..

"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

"Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth

"Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd; your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings, and which by God's help and the strength He has given me, I now come to do.

"I command ye, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!"

He had a way with words.

Actually, Paul, good citati... (Below threshold)

Actually, Paul, good citation and now that you bring it up, Cromwell's speech to Parliament kind of applies to Congress as well. Also, maybe the Attorney General, maybe most of the Cabinet,.... Have I forgotten anyone?

Great quote, Paul. <p... (Below threshold)

Great quote, Paul.

And a fitting theme for President Palin's first inaugural address in early 2013.

From the headline, I'd gues... (Below threshold)

From the headline, I'd guessed Robert Fibbs! This entire administration could be described by that headline!

Awesome quote!! Thx!!... (Below threshold)

Awesome quote!! Thx!!

Obama: "President Palin...would you like me to stick around and show you how things work?"
Sarah: "In the name of God, go!"

Focus on "childhood obesity... (Below threshold)
David Spence:

Focus on "childhood obesity?" Perhaps she should focus on "adulthood obesity" and eat some of those delicious vegetable props. I get so tired of these gasping, "circling the drain" news rags constantly portraying such an absurd image of these two ingrates-he is as empty a suit as I have ever seen and she is NOT glamorous, no matter how many times the media repeats it-she is normal looking at best, with zero fashion sense and an angry attitude that cannot be fully suppressed. Just get a look at her "thousand-yard stare" at Carla Bruni Sarkozy and her disgust with a real, classy, talented beauty. There are probably millions upon millions of actual classy, beautiful black women in this country, (I actually work with two in a very small office), and no matter the amount of prep, makeup and glamor-shots, she ain't one of them. If someone with her countenance, suppressed anger and a chip on her shoulder bigger than a piece of split oak ever appeared in one of my jury pools, I would "strike" her in a nano-scecond. Fairness is not in her-simply petty payback. Princeton and Harvard Law educated, my guess taking advantage of every possible benefit, and still angry at a country that made that possible. Hopefully, by the time these two shallow, transparent, vacuous clowns leave 1600 Pennsylvania, what they stand for will be discredited for the rest of my life-maybe forever. I see pitchforks, feathers and tar in the near future and its about time this country grow some sense and a spine.

I'm delighted that so many ... (Below threshold)

I'm delighted that so many liked the Cromwell quote, and I'd love to appear well read enough to have had long acquaintance with it, but alas...

H/T to A Cromwellian Speech In NY at Wolf Howling comparing NY Governor David Patterson's recent State of the State speech to Oliver Cromwell's.

At least , I'd like to think I know a good thing when I see it.

Cromwell's quote is timeles... (Below threshold)
David Spence:

Cromwell's quote is timeless and applies not only to the current crowd but to the 1994 Republicans. I have more disgust for that hypocritical crowd than for all Democrats combined. If we get one more chance and blow it, we deserve every calamity that follows.

Meh. Cromwell, ye... (Below threshold)
jim m:


Cromwell, yet another political novice preaching hope and change who ultimately tried to establish himself as king only to have Charles II brought back from exile.

A better analogy for Obama than Palin.

IT'S BEEN NON-STOP PARTY TI... (Below threshold)


Hey ya dumb ass schmuck! Did you want the job, or didn't you? Can't take the heat? Can't make decisions? THEN FUCKING RESIGN!

"It's Lonely Being Pathetic... (Below threshold)

"It's Lonely Being Pathetic"... are you sure s green didn't write that headline?

Maybe a duet with Kim Jong-... (Below threshold)

Maybe a duet with Kim Jong-il:

"I'm so ronerey..."

Can anyone get him to also ... (Below threshold)

Can anyone get him to also sing:

You awe usewess Awec Bawwin






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