Fresh Off Tough ‘People’ Interview, Fearless Obama Sits Down With ‘Entertainment Tonight’

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

Come to think of it, President Kardashian should feel right at home with entertainment reporters. Now apparently realizing his playing with race card with his blockhead talking dummy has backfired badly, he’s in damage control mode with some “reporter” lobbing Twinkies at him.

President Obama expressed mild frustration with how Vice President Joe Biden’s “phrasing” on the campaign trail can distract from his message, but the president blamed the media for seizing on “some stray remark.”

Obama dismissed Sarah Palin’s suggestion that he bump Biden off the ticket in favor of Hillary Clinton. “You know, the country’s not as divided or obsessed with gaffes or some stray remark as Washington is,” he told Entertainment Tonight during an interview Wednesday evening.

Palin’s suggestion was prompted by Biden saying, in a discussion of Romney’s distaste for Obama’s Wall Street reform bill, that Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains.”

Obama maintained that Biden’s larger point is correct, though he did not defend the turn of phrase. “What Joe Biden was talking about again is an example of a substantive argument — a substantive issue, that the American people should be concerned about — and his phrasing is a distraction from what is at stake,” said the president.

Oh, OK, it’s just we’re “distracted” by outrageous accusations that we want to enslave people 150 years after a Republican freed the slaves.

Hey, get over it people! It’s not like he’s accusing anyone of murder. Oh, wait.

Former Gov. Doug Wilder, D-Va., who was first black governor in the country, denounced Biden’s remark. “First of all it’s divisive and certainly uncalled for,” Wilder told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. “We all know [Biden is] gaffe prone, but . . . slavery is nothing to joke about!”

Doug Wilder, obvious racist.

Meanwhile, it’s been about nine weeks since he’s taking a real question from a member of the White House press corps. But he’s got plenty of time for bubble-gum babble  with ET.

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