"Red or green?": President Obama tackles the serious questions
On Thursday NBC's Andrea Mitchell asked Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt: "When is he going to be accessible for questions other than to People magazine and Entertainment Tonight?" LaBolt replied: "I wouldn't assume that, if he's in a local market, that the reporters' questions will be any less serious."
Well, on Friday, President Obama had an interview on a local radio station in New Mexico. As you can hear on this VIDEO, these are some of those "serious questions," along with a couple of the president's answers:
"Our big question is, red or green?" (i.e., chile peppers). The president's answer: "Red--although, every once in a while, green is solid."
Peppering the president with more tough questions: "What's your favorite New Mexican food?" "Now, if we were to visit Chicago, what would you recommend if I wanted to go eat some really good soul food?" "Mr. President, I wanted to know--we're a pop music station--what's your favorite song to work out to?"
Stepping it up a notch: "If you had a superpower, what would it be?" The president's answer: "Uh, you know, I think the whole flying thing is pretty good. Yeah, I mean, you can't beat just kinda swoopin' around."
Finally, on one of the burning issues of our day: "Mr. President, I know your real favorite song has gotta be 'Call Me Maybe.' You can tell us, it's OK."
Whew! Some hard-hitting questions there! Such intense scrutiny from the media! How does this man handle it?
ABC's Devin Dwyer notes: "Obama last took questions from the White House press corps at a news conference during the G20 summit in Chicago in June. His last formal White House news conference was on March 6." Well, look, Devin, the president has been JUST A LITTLE BIT BUSY, hasn't he, these past few months. I mean, checking out the effect of the drought on our nation's golf courses, settling our relations with chile, dealing with a new superpower, helping mentally challenged radio hosts in New Mexico keep their jobs. . . . This is a tall order. You expect him to answer questions on the economy and jobs and the national debt too?? Like, without a teleprompter?? Come on!
As you might expect, the DUmmies and the KOmmies have been avoiding this story. But there is a thread on it on HuffPo, namely, this THREAD, "White House Press Corps Wonders When Obama Will Actually Take Their Questions." We'll find some comments there.
So let us now hear the HUffies defend the president's softball interviews, in Red Hot Chile Pepper Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, who would like to ask the president one question--"Mr. President, come January, what will be your forwarding address?"--is in the [Barackets]:
I have seen lots of interviews that he has had in recent days. The Washington media is not the only one. I thought the view was he needed to get out of the bubble.
[The president is no longer bubble-ready.]
He IS Superman.
[Faster than a speeding softball . . . More powerful than a local radio show . . . Able to dodge tough questions in a single soundbite . . . Look! Up on the stage! It's a duck! And it's lame! No, it's . . . SWOOPERMAN!]
when they start acting like journalists then he should talk to them.
[That didn't stop him before now.]
Why should Obama take time to answer their questions? He has a busy schedule unlike Romney who spends all his time running around the country and campaigning. . . .
[Yeah! Obama spends all his time running around the country and campaigning PLUS going to Hollywood fundraisers PLUS playing golf PLUS answering questions about chile peppers from some oafs in New Mexico!]
F 'em, they aren't truth tellers and they aren't real journalists.
[Yes, we know that. And they're mostly Democrat shills. And he won't even take questions from THEM??]
Obama is our sitting President!!
[Now he's our SWOOPIN' President!!]
I say, Go pres Obama, Go, Go. Go.
[That's what I say, too! Go, and never come back!]
Anyone remember just weeks ago when the President did answer questions and was shouted down by the guy from the Daily Caller?
[No, actually, the president WASN'T answering questions, so the guy from the Daily Caller tried to get one in before Mr. Chicken ran away. "Caller Me Maybe" is NOT on his iTunes playlist.]
Well, he won't get to dodge questions during the debates.
[CNN's Candy Crowley: "Mr. President, do you agree with me that Gov. Romney's choice of Paul Ryan looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish?"]
Obama is an open book on policy and history.
[An open book with several hundred pages missing.]
The White House Press has a better chance of getting an audience with Honey Boo Boo.
["Miss Boo Boo, what is it that makes you holler?" "A dolla makes me holla, Honey Boo Boo!"]
If I were the President and had a member of the White House press behave so badly, like Neil Munro from . . . The Daily Caller, did...I would let them all sit and wait.
["Mr. President, what makes YOU holler?" "The Daily Calla makes me holla, Honey BO BO!"]
Everyone knows President Obama has never been afraid to answer tough questions.
[Such as these . . .]
"Stop! Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see."
"Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper! I'm not afraid."
"What . . . is your name?"
"Mm, mm, mm, Barack Hussein Obama!"
"What . . . is your quest?"
"To radically transform America into a European-style socialist state."
"What . . . is your favorite color chile pepper?"
"Red. . . . No, green!"