by Kathleen McKinley | January 29, 2010 10:59 am
After reading several different takes on Obama’s SOTU speech from both liberal and conservative pundits, something interesting occurred to me.
Pres. Obama is the Katy Perry of politics.
Let’s face it. Katy Perry cannot sing. Just as Pres. Obama cannot govern. But both are stars anyway. We just like them. Katy is fun, bubbly, and pretty, But even auto tune cannot hide the fact that Katy can’t sing a lick. The first time I watched her sing on TV I wondered if everyone in the audience would start laughing soon. It’s like the music industry pretends she can sing because her first song was about a girl kissing another girl, and that was so awesome that they are just going to ignore the fact that she lacks any singing talent. But she’s so darn cute and crazy!
It’s the same with Obama. The speeches, the words, the teleprompters all give us the show we want to see. He’s so darn “articulate,” to use Vice President Biden’s term. He’s so darn good with the words that we all pretend that maybe he can actually govern and lead. That maybe he can actually get this economy going and bring America together.
They are both fun to watch. But sadly, neither Obama nor Katy can do what they are trying so hard to do.
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