First Big Bird, now Obama concerned about the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj fight
Because after all, there isn't anything important going on in the world, is there?
Brian Seacrest of American Idol fame, dips a toe into national political commentary and breathlessly reports on the spat between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj that has now engulfed the White House and President Obama:
Earlier today, President Obama called into Y100s Michael YO! Show, where he weighed in on a very serious topic plaguing the pop world - the American Idol fight between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. What better person to give their opinion on the American Idol spat, other than the top American himself.
The president told Y100 that he believes that the two can work out their differences. When asked how Obama thinks he would do on the reality show, he confessed that he thinks hell stick to his dayjob.
I'm glad the president thinks that two rich beyond avarice, spoiled, bitchy pop stars "can work out their differences." Perhaps he should have a Beer Summitt - or a Champagne Cocktail summit to solve this crisis.
If only he could deal with the Fiscal Cliff in such a surehanded, confident manner. But then, there aren't too many celebrities in Congress so who would be paying attention?
Meanwhile, ABC gives a little more background on who the president was talking to:
President Obama appeared on the Miami radio station Y100 Friday, where he weighed in on the Mariah Carey v. Nicki Minaj feud, was asked whether Vice President Joe Biden should shave his head to look more authoritative, and said he should have brought up Mitt Romney's "47 percent" video tape during the presidential debate because "the media's attention span is fairly short."
The president spoke with DJ Michael "Yo" Simmons, the self-billed "Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother" who also does stand-up and serves as a celebrity correspondent on E! News.
"If you want to get out the vote, the place to go is the YO Show," the president said.
Yo asked the president whether there was a moment in the first presidential debate against Mitt Romney when he realized it was not his night.
"You know, that's not actually how I thought about it," the president said. "I do think that on television it was clear that I was being too restrained when Mr. Romney was telling his tall tales. But the truth is, when you read the transcript, everything I said was true and a lot of what he said was not."
The president continued to say what he told Diane Sawyer, arguing that the "underlying fundamentals of this race haven't changed." He then continued to argue that Romney wants to provide tax breaks for the wealthy, which "as a consequence would raise taxes on middle class families," an assertion the Romney campaign says is not true.
"If he had his way we'd still have troops in Iraq," the president said about Romney.
And how's that withdrawal working out for you, Barry? Too bad terrorism has skyrocketed since we left and thousands of Iraqis have died because we left before their army and police force were properly trained. But hey! I get it. You personally killed Osama and brought the boys home from Iraq - regardless of the consequences to our strategic position in the Middle East.
But none of this compares to the "very serious topic" of the Carey/Minaj spat. The economy can be going to hell in a handbasket, the world may be on the brink of war, 21 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed. And have you tried to buy a gallon of gas lately?
This is irrelevant when peace between pop stars is at stake. If Obama solves this one, no doubt he will get a second Nobel Peace Prize.