Wednesday, October 19, 2011


About four mornings a week I watch/listen to the Today Show as I'm getting ready. I do a lot of shuffling between the television and my bathroom, constantly rewinding and turning up the volume, while thinking did they just say what I think they said.

This morning was no different.

I was listening to a reporter analyze the terribleness of the latest GOP debate and Rick Perry's use of the word "brother," when they cut to the news desk to report on President Obama's bus tour of North Carolina.

Apparently, POTUS stopped at a high school in Virginia yesterday on his way back to DC. He was greeted by a group of students and upon introducing themselves they immediately asked him about Justin Beiber. Hold the damn phone. The President of the (freaking) United States of America just shook your hand and you go with a Justin Beiber opener?

I don't care who you are, how old you are (which, these kids looked to be at least 16 or 17) or what you're political beliefs are: when you meet the President and he says, "ask me anything," you do NOT talk about Justin Beiber. Hell, at least ask about Kate Middleton. That's kind of in the realm of foreign policy and 2/9th political.

The Today Show reporter describing the event, no joke, described it as a "giggle fest." A. GIGGLE. FEST.

This is the future of our country.

The future of our country doesn't have enough sense to know that even Lady Gaga is politically minded and they could've asked about that. They don't even know that Justin Beiber isn't even a US citizen.

A giggle fest.

This is America.
Bless it.

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