Jennifer Rubin on Michelle Obama's appearance at last night's Oscars:
It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation. Now the first lady feels entitled, with military personnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for the benefit of the Hollywood glitterati who so lavishly paid for her husband's election). I’m sure the left will holler that once again conservatives are being grouchy and have it in for the Obamas. Seriously, if they really had their president's interests at heart, they’d steer away from encouraging these celebrity appearances. It makes both the president and the first lady seem small and grasping. In this case, it was just downright weird.Rubin isn't the wingnut most fixated on this (that honor goes to Matt Drudge), but if anyone wants to know where the Obamas learned to go pop culture, they might want to look at a few of these clips, all of which feature a sitting president of the United States:
The Bond tribute appeared on British television in 1983, as part of a special timed to coincide with the release of the Bond film Octopussy. The coin toss was in 1985 -- and if you go here, you can watch Reagan actually rehearsing the coin toss, so he can get just the right inflection on the words "It is heads" and "It is tails."
And I don't want to post this again, but, Matt and Jen, you leave me no choice:
UPDATE: I hate these people.
Conservatives react to Michelle Obama at Oscars by calling her "skank," "ho," "orangutan," call for her to be killed lgf.bz/YvFwP3— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) February 25, 2013