Barack Obama has taken a few soft-soap interviews on the PBS NewsHour, so anchor Judy Woodruff didn’t want to say he was sell Obamacare in less than dignified forums — like prank interviews with the schlub from “The Hangover” movies.
Pseudoconservative analyst David Brooks and liberal Mark Shields typically agreed that Obama has oodles of dignity and cannot be mocked. Brooks said only if Obama’s riding “with Miley Cyrus on the wrecking ball” — where she rode naked in a video — would it be “going a little too far.” That’s hardly a visual you’d expect from PBS:
JUDY WOODRUFF: The president has been appearing on, shall we say, some less than — well, entertainment and sports venues, ESPN. He did that “Between Two Ferns” show online. He did “Ellen DeGeneres.’
Some — there’s been some criticism that isn’t so presidential. And the president came back and said, well, you know, Abraham Lincoln did this kind of thing. How far can a president stray and still be presidential?
DAVID BROOKS: Yes. If he’s on with Miley Cyrus on the wrecking ball, then I would think he’s gone — Beyonce, I have been drinking, and — that’s going a little too far.
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