Steyn on Obama: Our Celebrity-in-Chief

Conservative columnist Mark Steyn is weighing in on a certain celebrity-obsessed president.

Fans of the brilliant commentator, who frequently fills in for Rush Limbaugh on the radio star's syndicated show, will find just what they expect given the subject matter.

But hey, unlike those inbred monarchies with their dukes and marquesses and whatnot, at least [President Barack Obama] gets out among the masses. Why, in a typical week, you’ll find him at a fundraiser at George Clooney’s home in Los Angeles with Barbra Streisand and Salma Hayek. These are people who are in touch with the needs ofordinary Americans because they have played ordinary Americans in several of their movies. And then only four days later the president was in New York for a fundraiser hosted by Ricky Martin, the only man on the planet whose evolution on gayness took longer than Obama’s. It’s true that moneyed celebrities in, say, Pocatello or Tuscaloosa have not been able to tempt the president to hold a lavish fundraiser in Idaho or Alabama, but he does fly over them once in a while. Why, only a week ago, he was on Air Force One accompanied by Jon Bon Jovi en route to a fundraiser called Barack on Broadway.

Read the full article at National Review Online.

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