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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Presidency as Theater

I posted on Twitter Sunday night: Totally classless move to have someone who hasn't done anything announce the Best Picture Award. #Oscars

That person, of course, was Michelle Obama, who's only claim to fame is that her husband is the chief executive of the United States government.

The Independent Institute's Mary Theroux was similarly unimpressed:
 The culmination of last night’s Oscars broadcast with a Live! feed from the White House with Mrs. Obama (hangin’ with her military BFs) marks the official recognition of the Presidency as theater: like the old Western sets, no substance required.
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