I thought it couldn't get worse yesterday when I saw that People magazine had devoted a special section of its annual "Most Beautiful People" issue to "Barack's Beauties." There was the First Lady, Michelle, looking glam and perfectly at home among other "most beautiful" folks like George Clooney, Halle Berry, and the Jonas Brothers.
But Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel?? And Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner??
Oh yeah. They're so hot, I must have them. Now.
I can't believe they left David Axelrod off the list. Must have been an oversight. Heads are gonna roll.
I had barely recovered from that particular piece of media puffery when I heard President Obama call on a reporter from The New York Times during his primetime press conference last night.
Jeff Zeleny stood, took the microphone, and, heart pounding in his chest, dreamily asked his bromantic interest what his sign was.
What, he wanted to know from the leader of the free world facing multiple crises, has "enchanted" you about the office?
He also wanted to know what the president was doing later.
I desperately searched my memory for how Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan had answered the "what do you find enchanting about the presidency" question, but for some reason, I came up dry.
As the lamestream media continues to swoon Scarlett O'Hara-like over this president, we now know two things for sure: they're really cheap dates. Easy too.